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Abia Guber: Orji Kalu Congratulates Alex Otti, Sends Message To Losers




Orji Kalu and Alex Otti

The Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, has congratulated the Abia State governor-elect on his victory at last Saturday’s governorship election.

Naija News reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday declared Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP) as the winner of the 2023 Abia State governorship election.

Otti polled 175,467 votes to defeat Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 88,529 votes in the March 18 election.

Reacting to the outcome of the election,  Kalu, in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, said residents of Abia state have spoken with their votes.

While calling on Abia people at home and abroad to join hands with the governor-elect in rebuilding the state for the betterment of the people, he urged politicians to shun undemocratic actions.

According to him, the collective interests of the Abia people should be placed above personal ambitions adding that he is optimistic that Otti will bring to bear his administrative ability in delivering dividends of democracy in the state.

He said: “I congratulate Chief Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP), who emerged victorious in the last Saturday’s governorship election in Abia state.

“The people of Abia State have spoken with their votes, and as such, Abians, regardless of party affiliation, must rally support for the governor-elect.

“Judging from his antecedents in the private sector, I am optimistic that Otti will bring to bear his administrative acumen in piloting the affairs of Abia State.

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“I urge Abia people to be steadfast, positive minded and peaceful during this period”