By Emmanuel Ugwu
Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned the state’s chapter of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) against playing politics with the daunting task of rehabilitating the infrastructure in Aba, by the state government.
Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, the state publicity secretary, Chief Uchechi Egbuka, said that the ruling party was appalled by the way the ACN has portrayed the state government as having no feelings for Aba residents.
He said that such insinuation was counterproductive as the state governor has demonstrated his commitment to improving the infrastructure of the Enyimba city, citing the rehabilitation of Aba-Owerri road, Ukwu Mango, Dan Fodio, among others.
According to him, the ACN should be sincere enough and acknowledge that Governor Orji has demonstrated enough political will to transform the commercial city. He urged the opposition party to be truthful enough to acknowledge Governor Orji’s legacy projects.
The PDP spokesman said it was uncharitable for the ACN to claim that the state government does its projects on newspaper pages, saying, “those who say we do projects on the pages of newspapers should just come and see things for themselves.”
He said that the ACN was living in a dream land to claim that it would take over Abia State come 2015 knowing they would not make any inroad in Abia given that the party has nothing to offer the people except negative criticism of government without proffering alternative solutions to the developmental challenges of the state.
“PDP is in 100 percent control of Abia and there is no magic the ACN can conjure to win election in Abia,” he said, adding that it was more advisable for the ACN members “to join the PDP instead of remaining in ACN and making caricature of themselves.”
He pleaded with Aba residents to assist government in its urban renewal efforts by changing their attitude to their environment.