The Labour Party (LP) Lagos governorship candidate, Arc. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has congratulated Dr Alex Otti, the governor-elect of Abia state on his election victory, challenging him not to waste any time in rolling up his sleeves to rescue the state from the shackles of the under-development and poor standard of living, which has been a big albatross for the people over the years.
Otti, who was declared winner of the Abia state governorship election, polled a total of 175,466 to defeat the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Okey Ahiwe, who had only 88,526.
Speaking through his media aide, Judith Akatugba on Thursday, Rhodes-Vivour said he had no doubt in his mind that the people of Abia state have made the best choice and assured them that they will never regret pitching their tent with the Labour Party (LP).
“I am confident that Sir Alex Otti will not waste time to prove to Nigerians through Abia state that indeed our great party, the Labour Party (LP), is an idea whose time has come,” Rhodes-Vivour said.
“I believe he will approach governance from the people-first perspectives, which the LP represents.
“The people of Abia state have spoken and we have heard them loud and clear. They are obviously tired of leaders whose lives get better every day while the people suffer under-development amidst poverty. They have chosen to end the long years of deceit and corruption which have characterised governance in the state, despite the huge resources at the beck and call of Abia state. We appreciate their trust in the Labour Party and we assure them they will never regret this.
“To my brother, the governor-elect, this is the time to get to work without delay. The job starts now and not until after the inauguration. There is a need to prove to other states and Nigerians as a whole that the Labour Party (LP) is in a class of its own, and through you, we strengthen the movement of retiring those who have hoodwinked many Nigerians into believing that they are the best the nation can produce.
“Once again, I congratulate you and wish you a development-filled administration in Abia state,” Rhodes-Vivour said