The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abia State, Professor Uche Ikonne has flagged off the 10th edition of the annual distribution of subsidized fertilizers for Abia farmers by Abia Grassroot Movement.
Speaking while flagging off the distribution of the fertilizers, Professor Ikonne paid glowing tribute to the Program Coordinator of Abia Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) who doubles as the BOT Chairman of Abia Grassroot Movement, Chief Israel Amanze (Izzy Best) for his initiative of giving back to the society, noting that Agriculture is the basement of development of any nation.
Professor Ikonne lauded the Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, PhD, for his several commendable agricultural initiatives as well as enabling environment which he said has enhanced agricultural productivity in the state.
He disclosed that his administration, by God’s grace will consolidate on the positive gains of the present administration for a better agricultural revolution in the state.
He also used the opportunity to encourage all eligible voters to go get there PVC’s , as it is their passport for a better Abia.
Earlier in his remarks, the program coordinator Abia ADP/BOT Chairman Abia Grassroot Initiative Chief Israel Amanze appreciated the gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Abia State Professor Uche Ikonne, for honoring their invite despite his busy schedule.
According to him, his commitment in making fertilizers affordable for farmers has its driving force from the support and robust agricultural policy of the governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, with a promise to continue his support for Professor Ikonne’s gubernatorial bid.
The DG Uche Ndi Abia 2023 Rt. Hon Chinedum Elechi, DDG Abia South Chief Ibe Nwadioha, the PDP House of Assembly Candidate for Isiala Ngwa South Hon. Rowland Ceaser, Chief Isaac Ogbonna, Chief Ike Onyenweaku, Chief Solomon Nwaigwe, Isiala Ngwa South coordinator of UcheNdiAbia2023 Chief Chinagorom Nwankpa,Dr. Ehiemere, Dr. Ikechukwu Nwakuche, among other personalities accompanied Prof. Ikonne to the flag off.