Otti meets with Aba business community, pledges to rebuild city

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Alex Otti, the Abia State governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has vowed to completely transform Aba, the commercial nerve centre of South-east to the envy of others if elected the governor come March this year.

Otti, who made the vow in Aba at the Manifesto Presentation programme of Abia Governorship and Senatorial of all Political Parties organised by the Aba Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA), said that he would renew Aba Urban by cleaning it up, greening it up and lighting it up.

“I will create enabling environment for new and existing businesses by providing adequate infrastructure, security, tax breaks, activate geometric and create new residential and commercial zones,” he promised.

Otti noted that Aba people, renowned for their ingenuity, have been receiving accolades from different strata of the society but what the people need most is power, infrastructure and enabling environment to operate.

He disclosed that most of the people making Lagos thick in terms of internally generated revenue left from Aba and vowed to lure them back so that Abia would be better than Lagos.

“Lagos is working because the leadership is working. I am going to ensure that I completely transform Aba. I will support businesses going on in Aba so that we will be better than Lagos.

The APGA governorship candidate pointed out that Aba is the biggest trading post in sub-saharan Africa.

“If you fix Aba you have fixed the whole state. One of the reasons I left my job to contest is Aba. By the time I finish the transformation, no place can compare with Aba in Africa. When you invest in people that are creative they will invest in the state,” he said.

He appealed to Aba people to vote massively for him and other APGA candidates to realise their mission and vision, promising that this time around nobody would steal their mandate as every measure has been put in place to checkmate manipulations.

Andy Uba Obasi, president of ACCIMA, earlier in his address said that the Chamber brought together all political candidates and the business community to brainstorm as a way of preparing for the forthcoming elections.