PDP cov­et­ing our achieve­ments, S’east APC al­leges

The Punch - - NEWS - Ed­ward Nnachi, Abaka­liki

LEAD­ERS of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress in the South-east geopo­lit­i­cal zone, on Thurs­day, al­leged that gov­er­nors and lead­ers of the op­po­si­tion Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party in the zone were tak­ing the glory for all the achieve­ments the APC had recorded in the past four years.

They made the claim as they vowed to re­po­si­tion the party in the zone ahead of the 2023 gen­eral elec­tions, with the in­ten­tion of win­ning no fewer than three out of the five states in the zone.

The APC lead­ers stated this on Thurs­day at the party’s zonal stake­hold­ers’ meet­ing held at Uburu, in the Ohaozara Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of the state.

Speak­ing dur­ing the meet­ing, the Min­is­ter of Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy In­no­va­tion, Dr Og­bon­naya Onu, said it was wor­ri­some that most of the Buhari’s achieve­ments in the zone, were be­ing down­played in the minds of the peo­ple, ow­ing to the lack of ad­e­quate and right com­mu­ni­ca­tion strate­gies.

The min­is­ter said, “Our achieve­ments are not known by the peo­ple. There are so many things the Buhari’s ad­min­is­tra­tion has achieved, but our peo­ple know lit­tle or noth­ing about them. This is why it ap­pears the cur­rent Fed­eral Govern­ment un­der Buhari has done noth­ing in Igbo land. This must not con­tinue.

“Think of the Enugu In­ter­na­tional Air­port that the Pres­i­dent re­leased N10bn for its re­pair. We may not know the im­por­tance of this project un­til it is fully com­pleted. The min­is­ter of aviation has given us his words, that by Easter this year, the air­port will be up and run­ning. This will boost the econ­omy of the South-east zone, among other ben­e­fits.

“Think about the Sec­ond Niger Bridge. The Pres­i­dent said he was not go­ing to play pol­i­tics with that project, like the PDP govern­ment did in 16 years. So, let’s con­tinue to sing our praises and let our peo­ple know what the govern­ment is do­ing for us in this zone. This is im­por­tant so that the op­po­si­tion party (the PDP) will not take our glory.”

Also speak­ing, a for­mer gov­er­nor of Enugu State, Sul­li­van Chime, said lead­ers of the party in the zone were not do­ing enough to pro­mote its nu­mer­ous devel­op­men­tal strides across the zone.

Chime said, “A lot is hap­pen­ing un­der this Fed­eral Govern­ment but our peo­ple don’t know about them. There was a sur­prise in this fes­tive pe­riod. As a mat­ter of fact, one can drive from Enugu to Aba with­out some traf­fic hur­dles. Although there are some por­tions of the road that are still bad, it’s bet­ter than what we had be­fore. The PDP is tak­ing glory for the achieve­ments of the APC govern­ment. Some­thing they could not do in 16 years, now those things are be­ing done and they are now pos­ing as if they are the ones do­ing them. We need to cre­ate a lot of awareness to let our peo­ple know what is go­ing on.”

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