Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has said the state is the safest in the Southeast.
He said the peace being recorded in the state was as a result of a deliberate policy of the state government.
“The peace and tranquility in Abia State is not a fluke or a by-the-way occurrence. It is the product of a deliberate state policy.
“Policy of justice and equity to all tendencies. Policy of accommodation and civility. Policy of mutual love and understanding.
“Policy of political tolerance and accommodation. Policy of nobody’s ambition is worth the peace of Abia State.
“After almost eight years, I make bold to say my greatest achievement as governor is the fostering of an atmosphere of peace and unity in Abia State, which has ensured developments across sectors.
“Abia is easily the most peaceful state in the Southeast and one of the most peaceful states in the country. We are proud of this record.
“Peace is a condition-precedent for any other form of development in a state. Without peace, no other conversation will thrive.”
Source: The Nation Newspaper