Abia Labour Party guber candidate, Alex Otti vows to retrieve mandate

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The Labour Party governorship candidate in Abia State, Alex Otti, has urged residents to vote for him, as well as the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and others at the forthcoming 2023 general elections, just as he vowed to retrieve his mandate which, he alleged, was stolen in 2015.

According to him, “the votes of the people will enable him to change the narrative and return Abia to the path of peace, growth, and development.”

Otti, in Christmas message released by his media aide, Ferdinand Ekeoma, in Abuja said Abia State had experienced several years of rudderless leadership which, he said, had severely affected the welfare and well-being of millions, especially the unemployed youths and senior citizens whose salaries and pensions have not been paid.

While urging the people to go and collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVCs), Otti said that the technological innovation of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System in the electoral process had given hope for credibility.

According to him, “This Christmas precedes the crucial election year of 2023, when you and I shall have the great opportunity we have been yearning for to reclaim our dear state of Abia and return it to the path of peace, growth and development, after several years of rudderless leadership that has severely affected the welfare and wellbeing of millions of Abians, especially our unemployed youths and senior citizens who have been consistently denied their salaries and pensions.”

“Between 2015 when the mandate you passionately and unanimously gave to us was brazenly snatched away by the oppressors and today, I have neither slowed down nor withdrawn from asking critical questions and taking practical measures geared towards ensuring that those who have seized our Commonwealth in Abia are not allowed to continually enjoy underserved affluence while insulting our sensibilities.”

“May I humbly remind you that the elections have been slated to take place between February and March 2023 in Abia, and you would have the noble duty to pick up your PVCs and encourage your family and loved ones to pick theirs and vote out those who have made themselves slave masters over you. By voting for our incoming President, Peter Obi, my humble self, and other Labour Party candidates across the 17 Local Governments of Abia state.”

“On my side, as your son, brother, friend, and servant-leader seeking to render selfless and people-oriented service to our state and her people, I am prepared more than ever to align with other like minds to ensure that those holding our state down do not have any single opportunity to steal your vote in 2023 more so, given the change in the electoral laws and process.”

“I, therefore, charge you not to be discouraged, but rather be spurred and inspired by the new INEC innovation called BVAS which has provided a better platform for the protection of your votes.”

“Remember, no freedom has ever been achieved easily anywhere, hence the need for us to increase our resolve and redouble our efforts aimed at reclaiming and rebuilding our state for the good of all.”

“As we travel to our various destinations to celebrate, as well as meet with families, friends and loved ones, I pray that God grants us journey mercies.”

“May He also help us to celebrate peacefully and enable us to remember that Christ is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas to you all, and Happy New Year in advance.”