The Abia Online Media Publishers, member of the Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria, OMPAN, wish to thank all the candidates from different political parties who attended the Abia Town Hall summit held at Royal Damgrete hotel, Umuahia on Wednesday, November 30th and Thursday December 1st, 2022.
In a press release signed by her Chairman, Chief Paddy Anyatonwu, and the secretary Steve Unegbu,OMPAN Abia expressed gratitude to both the political parties, and the candidates, who saw the need to be part of the maiden edition of OMPAN Abia Town Hall summit.
“These candidates have shown that they are real democrats, who are ready to engage Ndi Abia using such great summit specifically convened to provide a formal platform for candidates to share their mission, vision, and motives for seeking elective political offices from Abians.
“The unique approach of the Town Hall session was that it gave Abians the opportunity to closely interrogate the candidates by asking specific questions and seeking clarifications on how those they would entrust with their mandates to articulate unique policies and programmes to improve their lives and community in general.
“OMPAN as a body is grateful to the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Abia Central, Col. Austin Akobundu (Rtd) and his counterpart the senatorial candidate of National Rescue Movement (NRM) for Abia Central, Chief Henrry C.Ibekwe .
“We are also grateful to the Peoples Democratic Party house of representatives candidate for Isialangwa North and South, Professor ACB Agbazure”.
“We sincerely thank the Abia PDP gubernatorial candidate for 2023 general election, Professor Eleazar Ikonne, the APP gubernatorial candidate, Chief Mascot Uzor Kalu, and the SDP gubernatorial candidate, Pastor Dr Gladys Johnson-Ogbuneke” .
“We are very grateful to them and look forward to working with them in future as we join hands to ensure best candidates emerge for different political positions in the 2023 general election, irrespective of their political parties”.