The newly inaugurated governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti has taken a swipe at the opposition PDP, accusing the party of failing in its initial assurances of ending what he called antagonistic and predatory politics.

According to Otti, the party resorted in abuse of court process to ensure he is not sworn in after his victory as the governor on the March 18 governorship election in the state.

Speaking after taking the oath of office in Umuahia on Monday, Otti expressed gratitude to Abians for voting him, saying the joy that heralded his victory among the people of the state will inspire him.

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Despite the initial assurances from the other side that the endless season of antagonistic and predatory politics was finally over, we have been the target of the most vicious and pernicious attacks through vile propaganda and the unconscionable abuse of judicial processes. We are here today, simply because many individuals of conviction and courage were resolute in standing on the side of truth, equity, and justice. I doff my hat for them.”


He assured that he will leave Abia State better than he met it and bequeath a better state to his successor.

Deputy Governor, Engr Ikechukwu Emetu, and I, together with our team, are fully ready to bequeath to our successors a far better Abia State than the one we have inherited today.

“To achieve this, we began by setting up task forces charged with the responsibility of drawing up a vision and a road map for the development of Abia State. Since late March, when our victory was announced, we have kept busy these dedicated teams comprising some of the most gifted and trained individuals, working day and night, to ensure that even in the face of overwhelming odds and hostility, this administration will have a smooth take-off.

“They are the members of the Transition Council, the Inauguration Committee, and the Handover Committee. Many of them are with us here today and I thank them for their hard work and sacrifices.”



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