From Chidi Asonye, Aba
Abia State chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress has expressed its gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for extending democracy dividends to the state as well as his decision to recognize the significance of June 12 in the country.
According to Comrade Ben Godson, Publicity Secretary of APC in the State the party, expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the reconstruction of The Abia/PH/Enugu express road, the Achara/Ukwuangwu Rd, Onuaku/Ikpokoro, Ndundu/Amagha being reconstructed by the NDDC, Ehi road, Azikiwe Road, Cameroon Road, Constitution Crescent, Rivers Layout, Tenant Road, Obehie junction to Obohia-Ndoki, Azumini-Ndoki to Opobo Junction, all internal roads within Aba metropolis.
He mentioned others to include Uzuakoli/Ohafia Road, Mkpa/ Umuimenyi Road, Abiriba Ring Road which he disclosed, are all federal government projects being done through the NDDC in the state.
“The Primary School free feeding program, the Renovation of about 15 primary and Secondary Schools, some finished and others ongoing. Isieke erosion control, internal roads in world bank and Agbama housing estates in Umuahia, Community roads in Ekeoba, Ohuhu Umuahia north LGA, internal roads in FMC Umuahia being done by the NDDC, the reconstruction of Umuahia/Ikwuano to Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State road are all evidence of democratic dividends that the APC-led federal government has brought to Abia State, and we want to thank Mr President and to also encourage him to do more for the state”, he said.
According to Comrade Godson, President Buhari deserves commendation for recognising the efforts of those who fought tirelessly for the democracy the country is enjoying currently, some of them, up to the point of losing their lives, is worth commendable.
He added that the president had shown he is a true democrat committed to righting the wrongs and injustices meted out citizens of the country, irrespective of age, tribe or gender.
The Abia APC chieftain insisted that the recognition and award of GCFR on Chief M.K.O. Abiola, his running mate, Ambassador Baba Gana Kingibe as well as Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN, who fought tirelessly for human rights and democracy, and for the actualisation of the June 12, 1993 elections will for the first time in the life of any government in Nigeria to be posthumously awarded a GCON.
He assured Abians to remain steadfast and continue to trust the leadership of President Buhari and the APC, positing that in just a short while, “the APC will come to rescue Abia from the dungeon of bad governance, looting, brazen corruption, parochialism and impunity being perpetrated by the PDP government in Abia state”
He had tasked Abia citizens to obtain their voters card as the Hon Donatus Nwankpa led Abia APC is determined to ensure that the perceived misery and underdevelopment the PDP government has brought to Abians is permanently put to an end come 2019 even as he argued that this “will return the state to the center through ensuring that an APC government is instituted in Abia for us to fully enjoy the democratic dividends that the APC government is determined to spread across the federation.