Details of closed-door meeting between Governor Ikpeazu, Orji Kalu emerge
The specifics of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s closed-door meeting with Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State have surfaced.
Governor Ikpeazu was said to have hosted Senator Kalu, the Nigerian Senate’s Chief Whip, at his Umuobiakwa country residence in Obinngwa LGA, Abia State, over the weekend.
Revealing the outcome of the closed-door meeting between the two Abia leaders, which were contained in a release issued in Umuahia, the state capital, and made available to newsmen on Sunday, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Barrister Eze Chikamnayo, quoted Senator Kalu as commending Ikpeazu for the security and peace that was witnessed throughout the Christmas period and New Year festivities attributed this feat to exceptional ingenuity of the governor in galvanizing human and material resources for the common good.
“He observed that as he drove to Obingwa, he was elated by the quality roads that crisscrossed the landscape together with other numerous achievements in the area of SME development, Youth Empowerment, Sports, Agriculture, Education amongst others, thanking Governor Ikpeazu for his untiring efforts towards rebuilding and repositioning Abia for the good of all Abia people.
“Kalu also requested Ikpeazu to extend his caterpillar revolution to the Umuahia-Bende-Akara-Igbere-Ohafua expressway; which the federal government has refused to reconstruct despite repeated appeals by him to the authorities at the federal Ministry of Works.
Continuing, Mr. Chikamnayo further quoted Governor Ikpeazu as reminding his visitor that the essence of leadership is to serve the people and reiterated that his style of leadership is devoid of bitterness and unnecessary bickering.
“He appreciated his guest and called on other Abia elites to cooperate with the government in its bid to take Abia to the next level.
“The Governor asserted that he is looking for how to woo all the disgruntled people who are not satisfied with their own party into PDP, a Party Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu said remains the only viable platform that holds the key to the peace and prosperity of Nigeria”, the press release concluded.