Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, has promised to grant autonomy to Abia local governments if he is elected as the state governor in 2015.
He said this on Friday in Abuja after picking the Peoples Democratic Party nomination and expression of interest forms to contest 2015 Abia governorship election.
Abaribe also promised to organise local government election in the state if he was elected.
He, however, added that aspirants waiting to be endorsed for 2015 governorship election were not ready for such position.
He expressed the hope that there would be no imposition or a consensus candidate in Abia.
He said, “We are all going to the field and the best man is going to emerge and that best man is Abaribe”.
Abaribe, a former Deputy Governor of Abia, contested the state governorship election in 2003 but lost but later went to the Senate.
“I think we have come a full circle and everybody in Abia knows that today there is the need to bring in somebody who will bring peculiar qualities and some very strong characters and values to governance”, he said.
He promised to bring competence, character, integrity and strong values to governance if elected.
The aspirant added that Abia currently had deficit in virtually every aspect of its economy, stressing that his desire was to ease the burden on the people of the state.
“I intend to do so, and God willing, I will do so”, he said. (NAN)