Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State Governor
BY STEVEN UZOECHI
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Abia State, has lambasted Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on the first 100 days of his second tenure accusing his government of celebrating backwardness and failures in his first tenure that include projects abandonment, non-payment of workers emoluments and pensions.
The party, in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Ebere Uzoukwa, chronicled some of the governor’s failures to include: “The abandoned Osisioma Fly-Over, an alleged conduit pipe with which the governor and his surrogates have allegedly misused about N5 billion from the treasury of Abia State, the destruction rather than construction of Obikabia-Umuobiakwa-Ururuka Road (the road leading to the governor’s house/village), the invisible Enyimba Economic City, the non-existent Abia Shoe Factory and the destroyed and abandoned Abiriba-Nkporo road.”
Also listed as some of Ikpeazu’s “sins” are: “The 8-month salary arrears owed to secondary school teachers, the16-month salary arrears owed to Abia workers, the 30-month arrears owed to Abia pensioners, contracts inflation, alleged money laundering and the neglect of the Ukwa East and Ukwa West council areas as well as the disregard to oil producing communities of Abia State.”
While describing Abia as the least developed state in the country, the party further described the situation as ‘disheartening’ especially when governors of some neighboring states in the South East particularly Ebonyi and Enugu states are consolidating gainfully, on the numerous achievements recorded during their first term in office.
SOURCE: NEW TELEGRAPH