The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Abia State, has criticized Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in the first 100 days of his second term, accusing his government of celebrating the delay and the apparent failures of his first term that includes abandonment of projects, non-payment of workers. Emoluments and arrears of accumulated pensions.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The party, in a statement signed by its advertising secretary, Ebere Uzoukwa, and made available to journalists in Umuahia, the capital of the state of Abia, on Friday afternoon, took the governor to the cleaners while describing some of his failures to include “the abandoned Osisioma fly Above, a conduit pipe with which the governor and his substitutes have so far used to extract about 5 billion Naira from the treasury of the state of Abia, destruction instead of construction from Obikabia-Umuobiakwa-Ururuka Road (the road that leads to the governor’s house) / town), the invisible Economic City of Enyimba, the nonexistent Abia shoe factory and the destroyed but abandoned Abiriba-Nkporo road.
They also enlisted as the sins of Ikpeazu: “8 month salary arrears are due to secondary school teachers, 16 month salary arrears are due to Abia’s workers, 30 month arrears are due to Abia’s pensioners, contract inflation, money laundering and abandonment of the LGA of Ukwa East and Ukwa West, as well as the oil-producing communities of the state of Abia.”
While describing Abia as the least developed state in the country, APGA described the situation as “discouraging,” especially when the governors of some neighboring states in the southeast, particularly Ebonyi and Enugu, are consolidating numerous achievements recorded during their first term in office.
“It is discouraging that, while the southeastern states such as Ebonyi, Enugu and their governors are consolidated in their laudable achievements and progress achieved during their first term on the occasion of the early 100 days of their second term, the Abianos languish in the dark and the delay under The government of the PDP without vision led by Okezie Ikpeazu. There is no doubt that Abia is rated as the worst state in terms of good governance and the least developed country in Nigeria. ”
Meanwhile, the Information Commissioner in the state of Abia, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, had recently criticized Otti for his continued launch of media attacks against the government led by Ikpeazu, which he (Kalu) claimed to have as aim to deceive gullible Arabia, as well as portray the governor as a leader that does not work.
Kalu, who was cited by the media in a recent interview as insisting that the current administration has improved the excellent living of public officials, added that most state workers were better paid than their counterparts in other states of the Southeast area