The Deputy Governor of Abia State, Rt. Hon. Ude Okechukwu today,took the ceremonial kickoff of the second edition of Governor Okezie Victor Chibuikem Ikpeazu Nsulu Victory Football Tournament.
The kickoff which had in attendance notable personalities including sport analysts within and outside the state,witnessed a match between Isala-Nsulu and Umuala- Nsulu. It ended one nil in favour of the former.
Rt. Hon. Okochukwu enjoined the youth to eschew violence and other vices, rather they should deplore their energies to profitable venture.
He warned them against being used by self-centred politicians, especially now that the 2019 General Elections is around the corner.
Speaking in the same vein, the chairman,Isiala-Ngwa North L.G.A, abely represented by a former L.G.A boss, lauded Prof. Ikonne’s initiative and called on the participating teams to be peaceful.
In his opening remarks,the sponsor and Initiator of the tournament who is also the Vice-Chancellor Abia State University, Distinguished Professor E. Uche Ikonne informed the congregation that the tournament is geared towards gathering support for the re-election of Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, as Governor Abia State come 2019.
He also noted that beyond fostering unity and prosperity among the people, the competition has reoriented the academic and political alertness ,as well as reduced crime and other anti-social behavior among the youths of Nsulu.
He further called on youths in the state to be law abiding and take advantage of the numerous policies and programmes of Governor Ikpeazu led administration.
To God be the Glory.