A group, Nkporo Peace Foundation Initiative has expressed support for Chief Kalu Idika Okwara to become the next governor of Abia state.

The group called Kalu Idika the best governorship material in 2023 prevailing on the ruling People’s Democratic Party, to commence a process of adopting him as the sole candidate of the party.

The group stated this in a statement signed by its Director General, Prince Samuel Agbaeze, on Wednesday in Umuahia noting that Kalu Idika’s managerial skill, competency and exposure put him in the best position to succeed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in 2023.

“Chief Kalu Idika Okwara is a consummate civil servant, technocrat, philanthropist and community leader. He has acquired a wealth of bureaucratic experience spanning over 25 years and has garnered extensive Insight into the oil and gas industry having been a career staff at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), rising through the ranks and reaching the peak of his career in spectacular fashion.

“Chief Kalu Idika’s antecedents for exemplary leadership are glaring and he continues to personify humility.

“To steady the ship of God’s own state, Abians must elect a candidate who has the capacity and demonstrated ability to deliver as governor in 2023.

“The tales of godfatherism, personal ambitions, greed, “who’s turn is next”, and similar vices have been some of the biggest roadblocks to Abia’s socio-economic and political development since 1999.

“Unfortunately, these have always been at the detriment of a State with a population of over 4 million people – most of who strive daily to make ends meet.

“Kalu Idika is a trailblazer, result-oriented leader with a proven track record that can sustain and consolidate the gains recorded by the current administration.

“He is a courageous leader who is capable of leading Abia state to Eldorado. Nkporo clan is solidly behind him since we believe it is the turn of Abia North. He is the right man for the job and we shall give him all the necessary support to clinch the governorship seat,” the group said.