An Igbo civil and social cultural group, the Concerned People of Abia Home and Abroad in a statement has issued a vote of no confidence on Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s administration owing to the continued decay of the state and waste of collective resources.
The President of the group Chief Fidelis Anyanwu while calling on all Abia citizens to continue speaking truth to power as the administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has not in any way improve the livelihood of the people.
Read the statement below;
“It is has become worrisome that the chief executive officer of our dear Abia state has gone into his periodic annual slumber owing to the fact that many have come to realize we have no government in Abia state.
“The Okezie Ikepazu led administration has not only thrown caution to the win but called every questioning voice bluff with incessant intimidation and media war by his aides who gather young minds together subjecting them to peanuts hacking and wasting their future away all in the name of image laundering.”
“Most roads that the government started are yet to be completed apart from Ominyi drive and a few others. Even the road leading to the governor’s village, Ururuka from Obikabia Junction is yet to be completed.”
“On environment protection, the state government has not been able to tackle the issue of environmental sanitation in the state. The problem of gabbage disposal in the commercial city of Aba remains intractable.”
“Aba is still dirty and this has been blamed on the poor funding of ASEPA, the agency responsible for refuse disposal in the state. The agency lacks adequate gabbage disposal equipment, vehicles, staff and other logistics to properly carry out its duties.”
“Workers welfare is hit an all-time low in many agencies and parastatals in the state: For example, Abia Polytechnic workers and staff of state university teaching hospital went on Christmas break without pay as they are being owed seven months salaries.”
“Similarly, local government workers and staff of the state broadcasting media outfit, BCA, have not been paid for about months.”
“The governor has not done anything noticeable in the health sector. The state University Teaching Hospital is almost comatose. The primary health care service is in a poor and shabby condition across the state.”
“The CPA, at this time in all sense of responsibility and service to pursue the best approach to bring about developmental projects to our people and not the sham, schemes and optics employed by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, we hereby after NEC resolution pass a vote of no confidence on this administration.”
“We call on all well-meaning citizens of Abia state to begin that mental shift of godfatherism politics to considering the effectiveness of casting our votes for proven competence and directional strategy to forge Abia ahead.”
“We remain resolute and believe that the Abia we desire will surely come while we are still breathing. God bless Abia state.”