Etigwe Uwa, SAN declares intent to run for Abia Governorship Office 2023 at the State Secretariat of APGA, Umuahia

A governorship aspirant in Abia State under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Etigwe Uwa, SAN, says one of his priority if elected governor’s come 2023 would be to tackle head-on the issue of non-payment of salaries and pensions in the state.


This is coming in the heels of the recent outcry by a section of the civil servants as well as retirees who had served under the state civil service over the backlog of arrears of salaries and pension allowance.

According to the aspirant, money cannot circulate if salaries are not paid as and when due, “because the more you pay salaries, the more they spend and the more the government generates revenue”. He had posited.

The frontline governorship aspirant who was interacting with the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the party had highlighted his readiness to change the narratives in the state, stating that Abia is the industrial hub of the South East, hence the need for serious attention.

While acknowledging the efforts of the former governors of the state who he noted, put in their very best for the development of the state , even though they were not enough, noted that there are so many talented youths in the state, who need serious coaching and empowerment to enable them display their God given talents.

The Governorship hopeful stated that an administration he is at its head will do the needful over the state of road infrastructure in the state insisting that one of the biggest problems of the State is poor road network.

His words, “economy won’t receive quantum lift if the roads are not accessible. There must be inter road connectivity if Aba must lead the way to the envisaged industrial revolution. This I will guarantee if elected come 2023”