Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Anambra state Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, says the government of the Peoples Democratic Party denied workers one year salaries and also denied the citizens education for one year.
Adinuba stated this during an interview with our correspondent in his office at the secretariat complex Awka while reacting to the release of the electoral time-table for Anambra governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The commmissioner who admonished aspirants to the office of the governor to market their work plans to the people devoid of vulgar statements and attacks on the incumbent governor, said Anambra people now know the truth and they would not like to return to Egypt again.
He said the state did not wish to return to the era where a sitting governor was kidnapped and the party allegedly forged his letter of resignation.
The commmissioner stated that the party that carried out the infamous mayhem of burning down the House of Assembly complex including the Governor’s Lodge in Onitsha coupled with the Government House Awka, the Judiciary, the Anambra Broadcasting Service complex and a host of other public buildings, did not have the moral justification to rule the state again.
He said the party that falsified election results and engaged in the most unconscionable looting called the Irrevocable Payment Standing Orders through which a handful of contractors were allegedly paid regardless of the job they did or did not do would not rule the state again. The commmissioner said they put the state into peonage, adding that a party that brought so much ruins to the state was not expected to make a comeback to strangle the state completely.
Adinuba further disclosed that the founder of the party, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, was humiliated twice by the party and that Anambra citizens were not oblivious of the sacrilegious acts and heinous crimes committed by the party when it was in power.
He said following the release of the schedule for governorship election by INEC, there was need for aspirants to conduct themselves in the most orderly and acceptable manner just like they did in 2017, otherwise they face the wrath of the people.
According to him, “We had governorship election in 2017 and not one incident or violence occurred. When the results came out APGA won in every local government area of Anambra state and for the first time candidates issued statements accepting defeat and praising the victor and accepting to work hand in hand with the re-elected governor.
“And the very day Obiano was re-inaugurated on 18th March 2018, some of the candidates were there including Godwin Ezeemo, Uche Ekwunife, Sen. Ben Obi, Sen. Chris Ngige; thereby showing the level of social harmony in Anambra state.
“They should continue to work in the Anambra way which is the way of social harmony and democracy.This election will be 21/21 again. Go to the streets and markets you see the real voters wearing APGA dress and putting on APGA cap as a badge of honour. Even Keke riders, bus drivers and others carry APGA flags because APGA is not a political party but a mass movement. APGA will win the election again and other political parties will accept defeat.”