The Governorship Candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State Prof Gregory Ibe has announced the selection of a serving member of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Obinna Ichita as his running mate for the 2023 gubernatorial election.
Conveying the information through a press statement released in Umuahia on Friday, Prof Ibe stated that the choice of his deputy is “the outcome of an extensive, rigorous and painstaking screening exercise conducted by the party among many aspirants initially, which finally culminated in the nomination of three eminently qualified Abians, from whom Hon Ichita emerged”.
According to the statement,” In arriving at Hon Ichita, the party adhered strictly to existing guidelines, protocols, due process and ground rules, which among many criteria provide for specific functions and contributions by different organs of the party at State Working Committee (SWC) and National Working Committee (NWC) levels, in collaboration and consultation with the candidate”.
The release further stated that some of the considerations which influenced the emergence of Hon Ichita include, “his enduring membership of APGA even during turbulent periods, sterling performance as leader of the party in the House of Assembly, equalizing senatorial zone of origin, public acceptability and grassroots support”.
Hon Obinna Ichita is a two term member currently representing Aba South in Abia House of Assembly. It is believed that he will bring his vast legislative experience to bear on the ticket while fusing with Prof Ibe’s robust background in business, academia and international diplomacy to reposition Abia.
ProGIMA-Prof Gregory Ibe Media Associates