A House of Representatives aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia state, Chimezie Ubadire,on Thursday, alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party-led government in the state, was silently looting the common wealth of the people, and expressed disappointment at the failure of the state government to fulfill its electoral promises.
He said, the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration has failed in all facets of governance, despite huge funds being accrued to Abia state for execution of developmental projects.
Ubadire, who is vying for Ikwuano/Umuahia constituency seat of the green chamber, made this known on Thursday, shortly after a political function held in Umuahia, the state capital, expressed worry at the manner, the state is being denied federal amenities,and blamed lawmakers of Abia extraction in the National Assembly for failing to compel the federal government to do the needful.
According to the APGA chieftain,”It is unfortunate that this present government in Abia state has not scratched the surface of what they are able to do, given the the kind of funds the government receives from the federal government”.
“Abia is a oil-producing state under NDDC. Yet, how many NDDC roads have you seen in Abia? I have been privileged to travel to Oguta in Imo state. Almost every roads in oguta were tidy by NDDC”.
“They showed me a road in a community and I was told the road was done by NDDC. I told them is not possible. That NDDC, has a standard. This cannot be NDDC road. What does that imply?.
He added,”The Abia leaders has gone and negotiated,pocketed the money and just come and do anyhow here. As far as I’m concern, we don’t have any government in this state”.
“When is time to share money, they will come and share our money and disappeared immediately. Our representatives are no longer carrying out constituency projects”.
“During time for elections, they come and give a poor man, a bag of rice, salt, bean and steal his vote, and go back to Abuja. And then,nobody hears from them anymore”.
” So, again, as far as I’m concerned, Abia does not have any leader. And God has not truly given us blessed leaders to lead to our promised land”.
He called on the eligible Abia electorates to remain steadfast and obtain their permanent voter’s cards,PVC, to enable them elect credible people, that would accept responsibilities, and work for the benefit of all.
Meanwhile, the special Adviser to the Abia state governor on E-governance, Mr. Obed Nnaji Asiegbu, in his reaction, vowed that no amount of name-calling and propaganda from the opposition would stop PDP from retaining power in 2019,
He said that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led administration in Abia, has fulfilled its electoral promises to the people of the state,and boasted that come 2019, the governor would win if he declares to run for second term.
According to him,”This administration has been prudent and transparent in the management of the resources of the state. The Governor has initiated and completed road construction. He brought Made in Aba products to the world map”.
“Everywhere in the country,Aba products are patronised. So, I’m advising the public to disregard the allegation by this APGA people. We will defeat them, again come 2019”.