From Isaac Ojo Nnewi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has again lashed out at the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) controlled government in Anambra State over infrastructural decay and huge indebtedness the government of the day has thrown the state into.
The Publicity Secretary of PDP in Anambra State and Director, Publicity Valentine Ozigbo governorship campaign council, Nnamdi Nwangwu in press statement accused the APGA government of making living in the state hellish.
Nwangwu pointed out that the state should ordinarily have no business with decadence in infrastructure considering the volume of monies coming into Anambra State through federal allocation and Local Government Areas(LGAs) revenue apart from other revenue windows.
“Over thirty six billion Naira (N36b) LGAs allocation enters into the hand of Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano annually. Now the APGA controlled government has been in the saddle for seven years, if the truth be told, there is nothing on ground in the state or the council areas to justify this huge revenue.
“The level of infrastructural decay in the state is unprecedented, traveling across the state under the APGA government takes the whole day, no thanks to the deplorable condition of the roads that has become the new identify of Anambra State under APGA’s watch.
“When Mr Peter Obi was the governor, one can move from the farthest point in the state and get to Awka, the state capital in an hour. Seven years down the line, Chief Obiano has destroyed all the values Anambra State is known for.
“A journey from Nnobi through Awka Etiti, to Igbo-Ukwu, Isuofia(Home of Prof Charles Soludo, the APGA candidate in the November 6 governorship election) all to Ekwulobia is now a nightmare for Motorists.” Nwangwu stressed.
The PDP spokesperson said that a flourishing transportation sector bequited to Chief Obiano at the inception of his government has disappeared.
“Obiano has built an airport but what is the use of an airport if a traveler flies into Anambra from Abuja or any other point in less than an hour only to spend the whole day on deplorable road trying to get home. The development is counterproductive to say the least.”
He said further that just as the state has been subjected to infrastructural decay under Chief Obiano’s watch, he said that the APGA controlled government has equally thrown Anambra State into a huge indebtedness.
“The former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chris Ngige in an interview said that he handed over thirteen billion Naira (N13b) to his successor, Mr Peter Obi who equally left over seventy billion Naira (N70b) for Chief Obiano who will be handing over eighty billion Naira (N80b) indebtedness to his successor,” he recalled.
Mr Nwangwu while appreciating Ndi-Anambra for their support for the Peoples Democratic Party reassured them those good days