Dr. Alex Otti, former Managing Director of the defunct Diamond Bank has finally spoken up on why he dumped his former party, APGA.
Otti who was the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), in Abia State during 2015 and 2019 general elections said he defected to APC in order to salvage the state from bad governance foisted on the people by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party-led administration.
He spoke while formally declaring for the party at an enlarged meeting of the leaders and members of All Progressives Congress, APC Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area Chapter, on Friday.
ABN TV gathered that Alex Otti, who declared for the party at his Ehi na Uguru Ward 5, Isialangwa South Local Government was later received by the Abia State chairman of the APC, Hon Donatus Nwankpa, at the party secretariat in Umuahia, the state capital.
The former bank executive further pointed out that he was aware that politics would be tortuous when in 2014 he walked out from a top job in the banking industry.
The foremost financial guru added that he had decided to keep on fighting in order to liberate the state.
He said, “Along the way, the experience have been trying and monumental. But from the very beginning and our people, the great Abians have shown us immense love and support since 2015.
“But you were witnesses to what happened. The fact that we didn’t form the government was not because we didn’t win the election, rather our mandate was stolen.
“We chose this mission, not for lack of what to do, or in response to any overriding ambition for power, but we are in this struggle purely for the love of our people and to give back to the society.
“The Lord has blessed us with some talents, vision, and ability and wants us to light up the torch and shine the light for the people to find the way.”