The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abia State has boasted that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu would be the last governor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rule the state.
The party said it had concluded plans to take over the state in 2019.
Chairman of APC in Abia, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa, made this known in Umuahia, the state capital, while addressing newsmen.
He said other states across the country were embracing change, adding that Abia State would not be left out.
He said the government in Abia State as presently constituted “cannot bring anything new into Abia state”, stressing that “there’s no difference between the present and immediate past administration in the state.”
Speaking further he said, “If I say Ikpeazu and PDP cannot return to Abia government house come 2019, I don’t think I spoke from any point of ambiguity.
“Dr Okezie Ikpeazu is the last PDP governor to occupy Abia Government House until May 28 midnight. On May 29th, the man that will be sworn in into the Government House will be an APC governor. I stand by these words and I don’t think I spoke Greek here.
“If you’re following the political history of Abia you’ll know for sometime now, there had never been free and fair election in Abia. The last free and fair election in Abia was 1999. Now, APC led by President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that there will be free and fair election where votes of the people will count.”
On the December 2016 local government election, during which PDP swept all the council areas, the APC chieftain said the election was all fraud and can never be repeated in the state.
“APC was never swept at all. The so called state independent electoral commission did not provide electoral materials in not less than two third (2/3) of the local government of the state.
“You can investigate this. If you can investigate properly, you’ll know that the last local government election in Abia is a huge exposure of what PDP is all about and the impending defeat of PDP,” he said.