Governorship Candidate of the All Progressive Congress In Abia State Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has vowed that within two Years he will restore what the People’s Democratic Party Destroyed in 16years in the State.
Speaking on Friday at the Flag of the Campaigns by the All Progressive Congress in Abia State,Dr Ogah maintained that there were no sign of a functional government in the State.
In his acceptance speech after receiving the party flag, Ogah promised the people of Abia that within two years, “I will restore what PDP destroyed in 16 years”.
“I wish to thank our members and our party leaders in Abia for the confidence they have in me, to fly the flag our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC)”
“I am here to render service to Abia State and our dear nation Nigeria. I am here to complement the significant progress that is being made by our president in several areas of development”
“I believe that our people are not yet enjoying the full benefits of Mr President’s effort because there is no complementary effort by the ruling party in Abia State. The failure of the PDP government in Abia State has been misconstrued as the failure of government at the centre. Despite Mr President’s effort to help our people to enjoy the dividends of democracy, the people in charge of Abia State Government have continued to undermine his good intentions. Mr President has released Paris Club Refund to Abia State Government to enable it solve pressing financial issues like workers salaries and pensions but to no avail. Mr President went further to give Bailout Fund to this maladministrators in Abia State, yet they could not do anything with it. Over 14 billion naira was given to Abia State as bailout even when salaries being owed workers was in the region of 7 billion. Yet they refused to pay”
“Over the last 3 years, Abia State has received income in excess of 400 billion from; IGR, Federal allocations, oil derivations, Paris Club Refund, Bailout fund, partnership sponsorships and the likes. Yet there is nothing to show for it. Our infrastructure has collapsed. Our people are impoverished, oppressed and intimidated by those who think that the resource of the state belongs to them. They have turned themselves into overlords using all manner propaganda and intimidation to hold the people down. They consistently sought to lay the blame of their failure on the doorstep of the federal government. They forage in lies and deceit. They are lacking in vision and they are heartless in their attitude towards the people of Abia State”
“But I am here to tell the good people of Abia State that now is the time for ABIA TO REJOICE” He Said.