I Will Step On Toes – New Governor

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The newly sworn-in Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has fired a strong warning to any individual who plans to disrupt his agenda for the people of Abia state.

Speaking at a thanksgiving service held in his honour at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Eastern Union Conference Headquarters in Aba, Governor Ikpeazu said that his government was ready to step on toes to change the status of the Abians for good, PM news reports.

In his words, “If your legs are on the way, remove them before my arrival, in other not to have your toes stepped on”.

“I want God to make Abians to understand that if you want to eat an omelette, you must be ready to crack eggs.


“I thank God that I am courageous enough to take these decisions. God being with me, I will serve Abia and the people of Nigeria with the fear of God.

“I will also take decisions that may not be very palatable but will let the guiding principle be, “Is it in the best interest of the greater majority of our people?”

Governor Ikpeazu noted that it was time for change in the state, “We have travelled so long on the wrong path, probably by events not caused by governments but caused by our people.

“This is the time to turn around because this is not going to be business as usual.

“We must change the way we think, the way we do things, the way we build our houses, we must have respect for our neighbours; in doing so, we will be more responsible,” he added.

According to the governor, he would report for duty in Aba on Monday and visit Umuahia on Tuesday.

This comes just after the governor banned courtesy visits to his home, saying he would no longer be available to receive any delegation coming for the purpose of congratulating him on his victory at the poll.

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