—-says all ongoing road construction are federal government , NDDC projects attracted by federal lawmakers
Abia state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the PDP controlled government of Abia state to “rescue itself from lies and propaganda” following the announcement of the state government’s approval of 19 new roads for construction in Abia .
‘ The Nigeria Daily’ recalls that Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi in a press statement, yesterday, stated that Members of Abia State Executive Council (EXCO) during its meeting held on 22nd June 2020 at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Umuahia approved the award of 19 roads for construction in Abia.
The commissioner added that the approval is part of the government’s decision to renew infrastructure in the state.
Reacting to the development, the APC in a statement signed by its State Secretary, Barrister Perfect Okorie, disagreed with the state government’s claims, revealing that all ongoing road constructions in the state were sponsored by the federal government and NDDC and attracted by federal lawmakers from the state.
He accused the PDP government of using same old trick of lies to curry sympathy from Abians
Part of the statement reads : The Abia State government led by Okezie Ikpeazu has, again displayed unpardonable insincerity in its recent press statement in Umuahia where the commissioner of information, John Okiyi made frivolous claims on the award of 19 new roads for construction despite the absence of the governor.
” The said approval were generally a rehash of the same old and familiar false claims, lies and propaganda which the PDP in Abia State has always used in its quest for public sympathy and deceit for their poor performance and sympathetic leadership seeking in the state.
” Only the blind and the deaf will believe Okiyi’s claim, as the state government has deployed deceit as their only means of governance. We are not surprised that public reactions to their tissues of lies have been effusive and furious, with most people asking if they take Abians for fools.
“In the past , many have demanded that the state government give them account of all the road projects they have successfully done but they end up announcing more new roads to be constructed when the ones approved since 2015 were not just abandoned but counted among completed projects .
Speaking further, the APC Scribe noted that “Abia state government has done more works on paper than on ground .
“As numerous as the approval of the dilapidated roads are , so the abandonment.” He said
“Abians should not believe their lies and propaganda, all the ongoing road construction in the state were projects attracted by federal lawmakers from Abia state and sponsored by federal government and NDDC. So many roads in Abia are in a deplorable state and has been impassable for several months due to its inexplicable neglect by the PDP -controlled government . We appreciate the federal lawmakers in the state who attracted the ongoing rehabilitation and constructions .
“If the PDP led government want to be taken seriously, they should run a transparent government devoid of lies , propaganda and false claims. ” He said