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PDP, Labour Undermining Anambra Govt, Says APGA

Posted: Sep 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chukwujekwu Ilozue, Awka


Anambra state chapter of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has accused the leaders of the main opposition parties in the state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP), which stepped up its criticisms against the state as undermining the state government.

The state publicity secretary of APGA, Chinedu Nkwonta, said that the party observed that most of the allegations leveled by the two political parties are frivolous and unfounded aimed at smearing the image of the government and Governor Willie Obiano.

Nkwonta, who addressed the press at the state secretariat of the party, described opposition leaders in the state as “visionless and non-directional who failed to understand that the honey moon is over and APGA can no longer keep quiet while they mislead the people.

He said that the “essence of opposition is to have a party that is consistently observant of the policies of government and to detect any type of policy, project or action that will be tantamount to the progress of the state, by detecting and bringing such flaws to the attention of Ndi Anambra and proposing better solutions”.

“Ndi Anambra would then see them as leadership options. In other words, good opposition should proffer superior ways of doing things. ”

Nkwonta said this was not the case. Instead, what obtains in the state are factions of oppositions without known leadership, adding: “ How can someone who has not been able to manage his home come to the public to allege unfounded and ridiculous allegations against a working Governor?”

Sand-wished by other state officers of the party, Nkwonta said Obiano’s achievements since coming into office speak for themselves and took excursion of them ranging from the governor’s achievement in education sector, skill and vocational sector, infrastructure and more especially security.

He said the volume of projects that were initiated by the exited APGA government in the state on their last days are on going and civil servants are paid every 25 of every month including last month when many state governments could not pay their salaries; besides general increase of workers’ remuneration by 15 per cent.

These, he said, were achieved despite the fact that revenue accruing to the state, like other states shrank by more than 30 per cent.

For Anambra State, Nkwonta said that there was a new revenue drive to improve the income of the state and this has seen things improving in the state.

Asked if Anambra is broke, Nkwonta said that was a fallacy. According to him, “Obiano has standard and leel. Anambra like other states has less allocation like other states. The fly-overs being built in Anambra are a challenge to the governor”.

Asked about the N75 billion which former Governor Peter Obi said he left in office, Nkwonta said that he was not aware that Obi left N75 billion in cash.

He said that work has not stopped on any of the projects.