Alex Otti, Abia governor-elect, says he will adopt the governance model Peter Obi used in Anambra to govern his state.

Otti, a renowned economist, banker, and investor, says cutting the cost of governance is a priority for his administration.

Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate, is reputed to have cut down the cost of governance drastically when he presided over Anambra.

According to Legit, Abia state governor-elect, Alex Otti, has said he will use the governance model employed by the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi when he held office as governor of Anambra between 2006 and 2014.

Otti, a former bank chief, commented on Thursday, March 23 during a live interview on Channels Television: “And it’s the same kind of model that we are going to run in Abia. There are so many jobs you can create in the public sector.”

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About the problem of replenishing the state coffers, he appealed to those who had amassed public funds to return it, arguing that the resources and time required to pursue looters were not worth it.

He added: “I know that the enormity of work that is required in Abia is a lot and I wouldn’t want distractions. I’ve stayed there long enough to know that whenever you start a probe, you begin to get distracted.

“If you have taken any money, and it’s still with you, return it. But I’m not going to dissipate energy chasing real or imagined criminals, real or imagined looters, but I will not allow corruption.

“I will not allow our money to be shared. I’ll like our money to be used to work for our people.”