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The honorable member representing Aba South State Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Honorable Obinna Ichita has described the recently reported State Intervention Projects by the Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Government as a big insult on the collective intelligence of Abia People.
The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial running mate, posited that the said intervention projects are simply a diversionary tactics.
Ichita went further to reel out some projects which he said were awarded by the Abia State Government and abandoned.
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The reported “Award of Contract for State Intervention Projects” by Abia State government is sheer subterfuge and a big insult on the collective intelligence of Abia People.
Abia people cannot fall for such a hackneyed diversionary tactic.
The above assertion is supported by the following facts:
– Abia State Government awarded the construction of Ozuoma and Ohazu roads, up till today the project is abandoned.
– Abia State government announced the award of road construction projects in Aba. The government destroyed people’s houses and business premises. Sadly, up till today, the projects are abandoned. Port Harcourt Road and Uratta road are worst hit, despite their economic and strategic importance to the state.
– Abia State government announced the commencement of Enyimba Economic City. Not only has the government abandoned the project, but Ukwa land, the location of the project does not have a single presence of government. They are literarily cut off from the rest of Abia as a result of bad roads.
– Ntigha Dry Port project and the medical city project announced by Abia state government are all abandoned and forgotten.
– Abia State government announced the award of contracts for Ifeobara flood project (off Faulks road) but immediately the government received the loan for the project, they abandoned the project
– Abia State government announced a special intervention project to cushion the negative environmental impact of the tragic fire disaster that happened in Osisioma. Not only did the government abandon the bogus project, they have refused to redeem their pledges to the victims of the disaster
– on the 27th May 2021, Abia State government announced that they would destroy and rebuild within 6 weeks, specific line of stalls at Ahia Ohurur market Aba South. It is over a year, yet that project hasn’t been completed. The traders are suffering but the government doesn’t care.
The assumption by agents and officials of the government of Abia state, that the mere mention of “award of contract”, would make the people of Abia to suspend their intelligence and clap for this government, speaks to how lowly the government thinks of the people.
Our people are now more politically and intellectually sophisticated; They know that the sudden report of the so called “award of intervention project” few months to the end of the tenure of the PDP-led government in Abia, is aimed at scoring cheap political goals. It is nothing but a feeble attempt to distract the citizens from asking pointed question about the whereabouts of the fund borrowed from banks for various construction projects and why public schools are converted to private markets in Aba.
Abia state government demolished people’s means of livelihood at A Line and C line in Ariaria market.
The government promised the construction work would be completed latest on December 5th, 2021. As usual, the work was not completed. This is August 2022, yet the work isn’t completed.
Infact, the entire area is so abandoned that it has been overtaken by flood.
The height of government insensitivity to the plight of the traders and the entire Abia people was demonstrated when the government brought worn out “plumping machine” to pump the flood into the road. Not into the drainage but on public road.
When incompetence meets insensitivity, the outcome is what we see in Abia today.
Our people have suffered for so long.
We may be compelled to take legal actions against Abia State government after consultations with the appropriate superior personalities and authorities.
We cannot continue like this in Abia State.
– Mazi Obinna Ichita