As the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) roll out drums to celebrate seven years that Chief Willie Obiano took over the mantle of governing Anambra State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lashed at the governor, saying that his administration is a disaster and that there is actually nothing to celebrate.
The Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Mr Nnamdi Nwangwu in a press statement said that rather than celebrating seven years of the incumbent governor in office, the governor and his APGA managers should bury their heads in shame the state has suffered an unprecedented backward slide under Chief Obiano’s watch.
“It is really unfortunate and at the same time embarrassing that the APGA controlled government is celebrating seven years of colossal failure. There is practically nothing on ground to celebrate.
“Under the watch of Gov Obiano, the status of Anambra State as having the best road network in Nigeria has suffered a sever blow, the roads in the state have become death traps, old roads are not maintained and new ones are not constructed, at a time in recent past, one can move from the farthest point in the state to Awka, the state capital in less than one hour, that is no longer the case today.
“The evil wind that has blown on road infrastructure has also affected almost other sectors, there is absolutely no infrastructural development witnessed in Obiano’s Anambra. It has always been the case of the more you look, the less you understand.
“Mr Peter Obi handed over democratic local government areas to Chief Obiano but the incumbent has not deemed it fit to deepen democracy in Anambra State by conducting local government election since he assumed office seven years ago. APGA cronnies who are just ‘yesmen’ are appointed Transition Commitee (TC) chairmen while the fortune of council areas continue to dwindle.
“Many hospitals especially the primary health centers and the General Hospitals were beautifully performing their medical functions to the good people of Anambra State before Chief Obiano came on board, but today most of the hospitals have become shadows of their usual selves.
“As the institutions of higher learning keep churning out graduates year in, year out, the APGA controlled government has not given employment to any of these teeming youths who are forced to take up menial jobs in the nation’s urban centers.
“At a time, the APGA government lied that they were exporting vegetables and other farm produce, but today the good people of the state have woken up to the stark realization that they have been duped by a clueless and visionless government whose achievements are only seen and recognised by their paid e-rats championed by an hypocrite, lying and self acclaimed evangelist, Chinedu Obigwe on Facebook and other social media.” Mr Nwangwu pointed out.
The PDP Publicity Secretary recalled with nostalgia that Anambra State used to be safest state in Nigeria before the APGA government took over, he noted that crimes and criminality have returned to the state under Obiano’s watch.
“Nothing is actually working under the administration of the day, the rate of kidnap and other violent crimes have assumed an upward dimension, Ndi Anambra and visitors now have nightmares in the day time while passing through Upper Iweka area of Onitsha, the same thing is applicable to Nnewi, Awka, Ekwulobia and other communities.” He said.
Nwangwu noted that the crime rate is further boosted by the army of touts on the streets of Anambra State unleashed by the APGA government to collect one revenue or the other.
The PDP image maker said that the government of the day has always been playing the Ostrich over the matter.
“Whenever election is approaching the APGA controlled government will tell the people that collection of certain revenues and levies are suspended, but the moments the elections are over, the Obiano’s revenue attack dogs will pounce on the people and in the process make it difficult to do business in the state.
“Anambra State has become a state of ‘caretaker’ as the APGA government has denied many communities the opportunity of electing their town unions executives, the same thing of course is applicable to the market unions in the state. It’s always caretaker here and there!” He emphasized.
“Obiano and his APGA cronnies have been talking about legacy projects like the Anambra Cargo airport unfortunately for them Anambra people leaning on the philosophy of once beaten, twice shy can not be decieved again. The only legacy is that the good people of Anambra State cannot wait to say bye-bye to bad riddance next year. APGA government is a typical example of the dangers of giving precious thing to the pig!” Nwangwu explained.
He passionately appealed to Ndi Anambra and residents alike to continue to be strong as the evil winds of the administration of APGA government will soon be over.
Nwangwu thanked Ndi Anambra for their support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which according to him would translate to landslide victory for PDP in the November 6 governorship election, noting that PDP is coming to give them a responsible and responsive government everyone Ndi Anambra will be proud of.