The Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu has sent a congratulatory message to Abia Governor-elect, Alex Otti.
He said the people of Abia State have spoken with their votes by choosing the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the March 18 elections.
He urged all Abians to close ranks and support the governor-elect “in rebuilding the state for the betterment of the people”.
Sen. Kalu said this in a congratulatory message he sent to Otti on Thursday in Abuja.
The senator applauded the political maturity demonstrated by candidates of all political parties during the election.
According to him, the collective interests of the Abia people should be placed above personal ambitions.
“I congratulate Chief Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP) who emerged victorious in the last Saturday’s governorship election in Abia state.
“The people of Abia State have spoken with their votes and as such Abians regardless of party affiliation must rally support for the governor-elect.
“Judging from his antecedents in the private sector, I am optimistic that Otti will bring to bear his administrative acumen in piloting the affairs of Abia State.
“I urge Abia people to be steadfast, positive minded and peaceful during this period,” Senator Kalu said.
The former governor of Abia wished Otti a successful tenure in office.
Otti had won the governorship election in the state by a landslide.
He polled a total of 172,386 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Okey Ahiwe, who garnered 88,174 votes.