…….Restates his Capacity to Consolidate on the vision of Abia founding fathers.
Abia Academics, a coalition of Academics from all tertiary institutions in Abia State, has endorsed the governorship aspiration of Professor Uche Ikonne, the Immediate past Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University.
The group made this known during a solidarity visit to Professor Ikonne at his Umuahia residence, describing Prof. Ikonne as an experienced administrator, who has a lot to offer to Ndi Abia going by his enviable track records.
The National Coordinator of the group, Dr. Nnamdi Nwaeze, noted that Prof. Uche Ikonne is the most qualified for the job, especially with his intellectual accomplishments and empathy for the younger generation.
The Coordinator of Abia State University debate club who also doubles as the Secretary to Ukwa East Local Government, Comr. Emmanuel Shebbs, noted with pride that it was during Professor Uche Ikonne’s regime as Vice-Chancellor, that the Moribond University debate club was revived to the point that ABSU emerged the 7th best in Africa, and also qualified to represent Nigeria at the world University debate championship in South Korea.
He also added, that 90% of the young persons working in ABSU today was absorbed during his headship as Vice-Chancellor, which further portray his love for the youth.
Contributing, Dr. Emmanuel Uche who is also the Secretary General of the association,Comr Anucha Wisdom, the Publicity Secretary, Rev. Izuogu and Dr. Caroline described Prof. Ikonne’s political aspirations as apt, as Abia needs a leader that would consolidate on the Labours of Abia founding fathers.
They also noted with nostalgia, Prof. Ikonne’s sterling contributions at Abia State Polytechnic and Abia State University where he served as Acting Rector and Vice-Chancellor respectively.
Responding, Professor Ikonne thanked them for their thoughtfulness and reminded them that the journey required a collective effort.
Highlights of the visit was the presentation of a campaign material to Professor Ikonne.
To God be the glory!