The Abia State authorities has responded to the declare by a previous Deputy Spokesman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank whereby he stated that numerous Governors of the Peoples Democratization Party, PDP, are each day lobbying to be in the good publications of President Muhammadu Buhari, that’s why they do not communicate on countrywide issues affecting Nigerians negatively.
Frank’s statement followed the Supreme Court docket ruling that sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP as Imo Condition Governor and mounted Hope Uzodinma as the state’s governor.
Nevertheless, an write-up by Enyinnaya Appolos, the Exclusive Adviser on Media to Governor Ikpeazu designed offered to Each day Article on Sunday, reminded the former APC chieftain that there is time for politics, and time for governance.
Appolos, also patiently outlined causes the Governor experienced to join President Buhari in the London vacation the day the PDP held its emergency NEC meeting in Abuja.
He included, “First, let us go to the Bible: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NLT), ‘For anything there is a period, a time for each individual activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.
“‘A time to destroy and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to giggle. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to assemble stones. A time to embrace and a time to change absent.
“‘A time to search and a time to quit hunting. A time to continue to keep and a time to throw absent. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be tranquil and a time to communicate. A time to appreciate and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.’ So says the Term of God.
“For Timi Frank, the disgraced former Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a peculiar-mattress fellow in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), there is time for only one thing – time to seek individual convenience and self aggrandizement.
“For this rationale, he was sacked as the APC Spokesperson, after his errand boy position in the league of politicians that blackmailed the Goodluck Jonathan and PDP led presidency, paving the way for President Mohammad Buhari and APC presidency, expired. Certainly, he was just utilised and conveniently discarded. He was not really worth a lot more than that!
“Evidence that he was by no means a member of the PDP, Timi did not discuss as a devoted celebration person, but as a job-male, hiding underneath political activism.
“It is, for that reason, trite to conclude that he was truly a weird bed fellow in PDP prior to the 2019 normal elections, whose only desire was what to gain in the Atiku Presidential ambition, which leaders of the occasion like Governor Okezie Ikpeazu worked truly difficult to be certain was a results.
“It is tough to put why a Timi Frank, who was nameless and not able to provide PDP even in his ward in Bayelsa Condition during the previous presidential election which PDP shed to APC, will check out to vent his unguarded spleen on Governor Ikpeazu who has remained a committed member of the PDP.
“Governor Ikpeazu is not just a member of the PDP in Ward 7, in Obingwa LGA of Abia Condition, he is the chief of the celebration in the condition and one particular of the nationwide leaders of the get together. A dedicated and trustworthy just one at that.
“He was initial elected Governor by Abians on the PDP platform in 2015, when Timi and his cohorts ended up fast paced frolicking in APC. In 2019, Governor Ikpeazu was re-elected by the Abia electorate on the very same PDP platform. So, his primary assignment and loyalty is very first to Abians, who employed him in advance of even the platform.
“As previously reported, in accordance to the Bible, for all the things, there is a time. The time for frontline party politics is over, the time we are in now, specifically for Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in Abia, is the time for governance. I hope Timi understands this?
“Yes, Governor Ikpeazu is component of the Nigerian delegation led by Mr President, to the maiden British isles- AFRICA Expenditure SUMMIT in London, United Kingdom.
“The arrangement for this journey experienced very long been concluded just before the controversial and unfair ruling of the Supreme Court that sacked Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as Governor of Imo Point out took area. It was the unfortunate judicial progress that provoked the crisis PDP NEC assembly at about the same time Governor Ikpeazu was airborne to the United kingdom.
“In situation Timi is not informed, Governor Ikpeazu is not on the President Buhari-led delegation to the
maiden United kingdom- AFRICA Financial investment SUMMIT keeping in London because he desires to get pleasure from the consolation of the presidential jet, but the Scholar-in-Governance Governor of Abia Condition is on the delegation simply because he is the bearer of a single of the most important good reasons Nigeria is element of the summit – the Enyimba Economic City Challenge.
“Recall that in 2018, the Federal Government and Abia Point out Authorities signed Definitive Agreements for the Enyimba Financial Town Zone Minimal.
“The signing took area at the Presidential Villa and the Federal Authorities was represented by Nigeria Unique Financial Zone Organization.
“President Muhammadu Buhari, who witnessed the signing, commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for initiating the Undertaking, and thanked the Abia Point out host communities for their commitment to the it.
“The President further more certain the persons of Abia Point out and other Nigerians of the Federal Government’s help and cooperation toward comparable tasks any where in the nation.
“President Buhari especially counseled Abia Point out Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, and some private sector investors who initiated and midwifed the Enyimba Financial City Zone venture.
“He said these initiatives ended up specifically what his administration was desperately hunting for to produce employment for the populace and increase the nation’s overall economy.
“So, the inclusion of Governor Ikpeazu on the delegation to the maiden Uk-AFRICA Financial commitment SUMMIT in London, is a different option for Nigeria, as a result of Governor Ikpeazu, to talk to the entire world about the Enyimba Economic City job, and why their buy-in is needed.
“At the British isles summit, the British Primary Minister, Boris Johnson, will be web hosting African leaders, Global Small business Chief Executives and Heads of International Corporations, to generate new partnerships that will deliver far more investments and positions to the reward of individuals and enterprises in African nations and the British isles.
“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, as the initiator of the Enyimba Economic City project will speak to chosen possible traders, on the invitation of the Division for Worldwide Growth (DFID), on the have to have to vital into the job located in Aba.
“Recall also that in November 2019, Governor Ikpeazu secured the nod of the African Development Bank (AfDB), private buyers and other multilateral economical establishments for the expense of $430 million to quick track the progress of the very first section of Enyimba Economic Metropolis, at the Africa Financial investment Forum (AIF) that held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“The town is a proposed totally free-trade zone, with independent enterprise registry, labor law, banking restrictions and additional. It is situated on in excess of 9,500 hectares of land in the oil generating communities of Abia State, involving Aba and Port Harcourt.
“Many individuals at the South African discussion board agreed that Enyimba Financial City is a job deserving of their commitment and demonstrated their willingness to spend in the Town.
“The United kingdom- AFRICA Investment decision SUMMIT has introduced, still, another option for Governor Ikpeazu to communicate, expound and existing the Enyimba Economic Town project at the planet stage.
“Much as Governor Ikpeazu is not accountable for Timi’s unguarded spleen, no leader would prefer to go to a get together assembly to attending a Summit exactly where his tips and systems for his people today will be beamed at the world wide stage. I can guarantee Timi Frank that even the PDP is very pleased of this Town, getting the brainchild of a person of its leading stars.
“Indeed there is time for all the things.”