The governor of Abia State said in an interview with journalists that he lives in 3-storey building in Aba, Abia state.
Aba is a city in Abia state. Some people confuse it for the capital which is Umuahia, because of the local markets, industries and productions that thrive in the city.
When asked the reason behind this decision, he said, “But I stay here because I want to keep my eyes on the fact that I’m the Governor today, but I will not be the Governor tomorrow.”
He acknowledged that he would not be a governor forever and wanted to have a taste of modest mundane life.
In his words, “I have spent time in my lodge in Aba. It is a three-bedroom apartment. I don’t know how many governors can reside in this kind of place.”
Ikpeazu also addressed the subject of who will succeed him in 2023. He said that can only be decided by God as it is not in his power to make such decision.
He said this:
“I won’t take myself too far away from how I live my life. I will work hard to the point that somebody coming after me will find it difficult to operate unless he is running on this same lane.”
He commented that nobody believed he would become governor in 2015 but God surprised everyone.
Furthermore, he added that he hopes that any individual who will succeed him would build on his legacies and that he hopes the person performs better than him.
He said: “But every man in my position will pray to get a successor who will sustain his legacies and mean well for the people of the state and also do better than he has done.”