Ufomba unfolds governorship ambition in Abia
A chieftain of the Al Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief reagan Ufomba, has begun consultations with stakeholders in Abia State on his governorship ambition.
The politician has met with monarchs, community leaders, professional groups, artisans and peasants, ahead of his declaration of intention.
Already, a group, the All Igbo Movement, is drumming support for his candidature. Addressing reporters in Umuahia, the state capital, shortly after meeting with tertiary students from the state, the group’s coordinator, Comrade Udochukwu Aghaeri -Okpom, described Ufomba as a “quintessential gentleman, business guru, astute politician, a peace maker, philanthropist and a community leader.”
He said: “ Ochiagha Reagan Ufomba is a worthy son of the late Chief Edward and Christiana Ufomba of Umuogele Ntigha in Isialangwa North Local Giovernment Area. A successful businessman, he has business interests in almost all sectors of the economy. His recent foray into the shipping business and the energy sector will provide employment for unemployed graduates and non-graduates”.
Describing Ufomba as a competent aspirant, Aghaeri-Okpom added: “Ufomba is not a neophyte in the political terrain; neither is he a pawn in the political chessboard. He was the campaign coordinator for former military President Ibrahim Babangida in the Southeast. He represented Abia State Government in the National Poverty Eradication Programme Committee under President Olusegun Obasanjo and he was the Special Assistant on Integrated Rural Development. Ufomba has served on many Boards before he resigned on his own volition”.
“He saw the administrative challenges, intimidation, ineptitude and rudderless leadership in Abia State in 2011 and offered himself as an agent of change. Although he was short-changed in that election, that temporary setback has never deterred him. Since then, he has continued to advocate and fight for quality leadership.”
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