How Obi squandered N2trillion without anything to show for it – Ngige
The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 Anambra gubernatorial election, Senator Chris Ngige, has accused Governor Peter Obi of the state of wasteful spending.
Ngige said in Enugu that Governor Peter Obi has so far received N2 trillion without recording any tangible achievement to justify the huge funds received by his government.
Ngige, who disclosed that he met only N38 million when he assumed office as governor of Anambra State on May 29, 2003, said that he succeeded in boosting the economy of the state leaving behind N12.8 billion for his successor.
“So far Obi has collected over N2 trillon with nothing to show for it. I met only N38 in the Anambra government purse but left N12.8B in the coffers,” he said.
Addressing members of Anambra State Peoples Assembly, ASPA, in Enugu, the APC governorship candidate said he decided to go back to the Government House to continue with the good jobs he did during his three-year tenure.
According to Dr. Ngige, he left the Government House in Awka abruptly, leaving his work, with most of his aspirations unfulfilled.
Ngige also said that his eight years blueprint for development of Anambra state was jettisoned by Governor Obi with most of the strategic projects left undone till date.
He said that despite the fact that his work plan had been left undone by the succeeding government, he would dust his blueprint to rebuild Anambra state once more.
He said that service to Anambra people was dear to his heart. “I forgot my work plan at Government House and that’s what I want to go back and collect,” Ngige said.
He said that security has to be restored in the state just like unfettered freedom of movement, equity and fairness, stressing that the invasion of the state by kidnappers was due to bad governance.
He recalled that during his aborted administration, he injected Anambra peoples money into service, paid teachers, pensioners and the people were proud of his government, assuring that he would do more if given the mandate in the coming election.
Ngige also pledged to give free maternal health service and malaria treatment in addition to free education from Primary to Secondary schools when he returns to office
He said: “We revolutionized roads construction. It is not true that we did asphalt only in Idemili (his local government), we also did roads in every other parts of the state.”
He assured that he will not allow anybody or group to rig him out of the election, promising to move Awka the Anambra state capita from “her present village status to an urban status.
He promised that Anambra airport will take off on or before December 2014 if elected.