Dr Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP) has been sworn in as the new Abia state governor.
Otti took his oath of office on Monday, during the inauguration held at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
He was sworn in by the Abia Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Lilian Abai, with Otti ‘s deputy, Ikechi Valentine Emetu present.
Peter Obi was represented by the vice presidential candidate, Yusuf Baba Ahmed.
Otti assured that he won’t take for granted the overwhelming support of the people of the state who voted him in the 2023 governorship poll.
He further assured that the incoming administration would take critical study and make good use of the documents.
The Governor elect, who was represented by Dr. Caleb Ajagba, assured that the incoming administration understands the needs and high expectations of the people of the state, stressing that the administration would deliver good governance to the people.
He assured that the appropriate aspects of the hand over documents would be adopted by the incoming administration.
He said; “Government and governance is a continuum. It must be understood within this context irrespective of the political party that is either leaving the stage or coming on. All these documents made available to the incoming administration would be studied critically. I want to assure Abia people that things that we find appropriate would be adopted by the incoming government. Today will mark a departure from traditional form of governance. Abia will see something new.Abia is in good hands, the signs are everywhere. Dr.Alex Otti will not take for granted the enormous goodwill that is pervading the atmosphere. He understands the needs and expectations of Abia people.”