An economist and chieftain of the Labour Party in Abia state Chief Alex Otti, has clinched the governorship ticket of the party.
He polled a total number of 454 votes to emerge unopposed during the governorship primary election of the party in Umuahia the state capital on Wednesday.
The Returning Officer for the election, Mr Sunday Okeke, declared him the winner of the election.
In his acceptance speech, Otti said that he was prepared to move Abia from an era of bad governance to an era of prosperity.
He assured his supporters that victory was assured for the party in the forthcoming general election while soliciting their support for the party to achieve the feats.
He said, “You have started a movement which no cabal can stop. We are the party the majority of people who deserves good leadership in the state are looking for.
“The symbol of our party is human beings. I, therefore, urge you to join me as we work hard to win the 2023 governorship election and make life easier for our people. If elected I will donate my salary for humanitarian purposes.
“We shall move in with courage to upset the backlog of unpaid salaries, stop insecurity, bad roads and poor health care delivery because we have all taken to make a difference.
“We will activate industrialization in the state to move our people to prosperity, through Education, Agriculture policies and reduce rural-urban migration”.