PDP coveting our achievements, S’east APC alleges
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.”