Tag: OKezie Ikpeazu

ABIA: Ikpeazu Under Pressure To Speak On Alleged Plot To Impeach Deputy
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ABIA: Ikpeazu Under Pressure To Speak On Alleged Plot To Impeach Deputy

Okezie Ikpeazu Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State appears to be under pressure over alleged moves to impeach his deputy, Ude Oko Chukwu, as the immediate- past Secretary to the Government, SSG, Dr Eme Okoro, has challenged him to personally address Abians on the issue. Okoro, who had, on Monday, warned against the alleged plot said Ikpeazu’s response exonerating himself from the alleged impeachment plot was not convincing enough.He argued that the seriousness of the matter demanded the governor addressing it himself to douse the growing tension and not leaving it to his media aide. “The tension in the state makes it a little more mandatory for my governor to speak to Abia people that he has no plans to impeach his deputy, “the erstwhile SSG said. “He ought to elevate it to ...
Attack On Abia Cattle Market: Ikpeazu, Northern Community Leaders Meet
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Attack On Abia Cattle Market: Ikpeazu, Northern Community Leaders Meet

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has restated the avowed commitment of his administration towards prioritizing the security and welfare of all law-abiding residents in the state irrespective of where they come from, as he describes the ugly incident at the newly relocated Omuma Uzor Cattle Market/ Abattoir in Ukwa West as unfortunate and condemnable. Governor Ikpeazu who stated this at the Governor’s Lodge, Aba while receiving leaders of the Hausa Community in Aba together with Hausa Leaders from Gombe and Adamawa states, commiserated with them especially the families of those who died in the said incident. The Governor said that his administration takes issues of peace and harmony very seriously because there cannot be any form of sustainable development in an insecure environment. ...
Okezie Ikpeazu Condemns IPOB Sit At Home Order
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Okezie Ikpeazu Condemns IPOB Sit At Home Order

Abia state governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has urged The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to tone down its agitations saying the lockdown enforced in most south Eastern states today, August 9 is detrimental to Igbo people. IPOB had announced a lockdown for every Monday of the week in protest of the continued detention of it’s leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The Monday lockdown saw some states like Ebonyi, Enugu, Anambra shutdown businesses totally, but Ikpeazu says the focus should be on ensuring Nnamdi Kanu gets a fair trial and not stopping Igbos from going to work. “I want to say that for the first time since this agitation started, the Ohaneze Ndi Igbo, which is the leading Pan-Igbo socio-Cultural group, has expressed serious interest in making sure that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu gets fair ju...
Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Killer-herders
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Okezie Ikpeazu Charges Security Agencies To Arrest Killer-herders

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has urged heads of security agencies to arrest killer-herdsmen in the state. A statement by Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi-Kalu, condemned the recent destruction of farmlands by cows grazing openly in violation of extant laws. It also condemned the activities of criminal herdsmen suspected to have masterminded the recent kidnap around Abia North. According to the statement, Ikpeazu has directed security agents to bring to justice all those involved in the criminal activities. It reads: “Government has activated all relevant components of the state security architecture to ensure the safety of lives and property of citizens, residents and visitors. “We, therefore, call on the people to go about their legitimate businesses without f...
Why I Won’t Defect From PDP – Ikpeazu
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Why I Won’t Defect From PDP – Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has debunked rumors that he intends to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) describing them were unfounded because PDP is the dominant party in the state. Speaking in Umuahia, the state capital, Ikpeazu said he has not seen any reason why he should leave the PDP for any other party. He said: “I do not see any reason why I should leave the PDP for any other political party. The music of politics as it plays differs from one State to another. “Here in Abia, the people are comfortable with the PDP and I think the aspirations of Ndi Abia will be met and achieved under the platform of the PDP.” Ikpeazu added: “Nobody has been able to convince me that there is a better party for us here in Abia than t...
Governor Ikpeazu Signs 2021 Appropriation Bill
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Governor Ikpeazu Signs 2021 Appropriation Bill

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has signed the 2021 Appropriation Bill into law. The Bill which was passed by Abia State House of Assembly during the Tuesday plenary session of the House was presented to the Governor by the Clerk of the House, Sir John Pedro Irokansi in his Aba residence on Tuesday night where he endorsed the N131,852,752,000.00 (One Hundred and Thirty One Billion, Eight Hundred and Fifty Two Million, Seven Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand Naira Only) Budget made up of N69bn for capital expenditure and N62.8bn for recurrent expenditure. Earlier, Governor Ikpeazu presented the budget which he christened Budget of Local Contents and Sustainable Development to the state House of Assembly on the 7th of December, 2020. The budget, which is 21.12 per cent higher t...