Ben Peters, Abuja
History was made on Monday as the Labour Party produced it’s first governor in Abia State as Alex Otti and Ikechukwu Emetu were sworn in as Governor and Deputy Governor, respectfully.
The event which witnessed a tremendous crowd of supporters, friends and party officials had in attendance virtually all former leaders of the party across the party lines.
National chairman of the Labour Party, Bar. Julius Abure led a strong delegation of party leaders to the occasion. They include National Women Leader, Dudu Manuga, National Treasurer, Oluchi Opara, National Youth Leader, Prince Kennedy Ahanotu, National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, and a host of other National Executive Committee members. Former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and his wife were among the numerous guests that graced the occasion.
At exactly 12:20 pm, the governor, Alex Otti took an oath of office officiated by the acting Chief Judge of the state, Justice Lilian Agbai. He pledged to defend the constitution and promised to be governor for all Abians and to do justice to all. He also pledged to work for the benefit of all Abian.