PDP Chieftain Faults Obiano on $5m Earnings from Vegetable Export

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Gboyega Akinsanmi

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra state, Chief Okwuchukwu Okafor has berated the state governor, Mr. Willie Obiano for falsely claiming that the state earned $5 million from vegetable exports.

Okafor expressed disappointment at Obiano’s claims in a statement he issued at the weekend, noting that his administration “has not really done anything to positively impact the lives of the residents and citizens. This explains why the government has resorted to blatant lies and propaganda.”

He, however, insisted that the people of state “cannot be deceived by cheap propaganda and that at the appropriate time, the incumbent governor will be shown the way out of government house.”

The PDP chieftain, therefore, urged the governor and his cronies “to measure what is ground with his proclamation on the the day of his swearing in, and say in all honesty if he has performed or not.”

He explained that Anambra used to boast of the best road network before Obiano came “to power. When Obiano came on board, he declared a zero tolerance to potholes on the roads in the state, but what we have on the roads today are not just potholes, but gullies that have become death traps.

“Our Governor now moves from one church to the other telling the congregation how the state has become a leading exporter of Ugwu, bitter leaf and Okro. But he will not dare mention how much the state has generated through his fathom exportation nor show us the new rich farmers of these Ugwu, bitter leaf and Okro.”

Okafor urged the governor to forget the idea of seeking a second tenure, noting that he had made a mess of the first tenure he got on the platter of gold and that second tenure “is usually a reward for hardwork and not mediocrity.

“The other time, Obiano unveiled a privately executed street light project along Igwe Orizu road, Nnewi. Interestingly, his bunch of Internet reporters did not remember to tell the world how deplorable that portion of the road is and the fact that the street light project was never a state government project.”

Okafor stressed that the era of getting political acceptance through religious sentiments are over in the state and that a non-performer can never get re-elected even if he spends the remaining part of his tenure on church pulpits spinning fabricated stories to a now more intelligent congregation.

Okafor claimed that Obiano and his All Progressives Grand Alliance(APGA) cashed on the inability of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) “to put its house in order to present a credible and acceptable candidate for the last guber election noting that business will not be as usual in the next governorship election.”