A renowned Agriculturist and philanthropist of note, Hon Abraham Godson, has successfully emerged as the ADC candidate for Abia Central Senatorial District, with a vow to change the narrative of Abia.
Hon Godson who polled a total of 153 votes, out of the 289 votes cast, defeating his closest opponent, Franklin Nwaubani, who got 124 votes, said he is coming with a lot of vigour to translate the development of the Senatorial District.
The party’s primary election for Abia Central Senatorial District, which took place at the Kolping Society, Umuahia, was electronically monitored by INEC officials, Electoral committee members, Security Agents and the Media.
Declaring the result, the Returning Officer, Comr Nkem Ukandu, said 12 votes were recorded as void, thanking the delegates for conducting themselves in a peaceful manner, congratulating Hon Abraham Godson for his emergence after a keenly contest.
In an Interview, Hon Godson while outlining his priorities, said he would major on education and capacity building that would capture and initiate training and mentoring of the youths in modern agriculture techniques in and outside Nigeria and as well, facilitate the supply of necessary agricultural implements and agro-chemicals to local farmers.
He said he would push for the renovation of schools in Abia Central, many of which would be renovated by him personally.
The ADC candidate further promised to improve the road situation in Abia Central Constituency, with special focus on Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene road, Umuopara ring road to Ikwuano, roads in Osisioma, Nbawsi among others.
“I will expand my scholarship for intelligent students from indigent homes. So far, I have given more than 500 scholarships and i will initiate a monthly stipend support for the poorest widows and as well, support inclusiveness for persons with disabilities.
“I will write quarterly progress report to be sent to my constituents. This will keep them abreast with what is happening in the various areas of my priorities”.
Godson further promised to build industries that will give good and well paid jobs to indigenes of his constituency, thereby arresting the issue of unemployment among the youths.
The Abia State Chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), Don Norman Obinna (Agu Ibeku), stated the party’s readiness to change the narrative of Abia, adding that the ADC would be a party to beat come 2023.
Obinna Don Norman said any political party that is unable to conduct a credible in-house elections where credible candidates will emerge, certainly, such parties lack the credibility to provide good governance.
The ADC chairman further said that
his party is well structured to serve the people, insisting that the people deserve the best.
“It is a party with no God father and this will enable our members who are elected into elective position to serve the people and as well give their best without fear or favour”.
The party chairman also disclosed that the party does not welcome those aggrieved, highlighting that their party, ADC, is a party that follows due process.
The ADC boss further revealed that the ADC is a party for Ndi Abia where the interest of the people is captured, with carefully selected candidates that will fly the party’s flag.
He, therefore, urged those who are yet to get their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), to do so, insisting that it is in the hands of Abia electorates to bring the desired change, through their choice.