By Peter Okutu
ABAKALIKI — EBONYI State government yesterday, flayed the state chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, over its call on the House of Assembly to impeach Governor Martin Elechi.
The government in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Dr. Chike Onwe, noted that the call was a reflection of APC’s parochial views about the giant strides of the present administration in every sector of the economy.
It described the allegations against the governor as baseless and an endless stream of lies aimed at tarnishing his image.
According to the government, no amount of campaign of calumny, political brigandage and propaganda will derail the present administration from fulfilling its mandate of providing dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
“The employment of odious propaganda and gratuitous grandstanding by APC cannot hoodwink the people who deserve a man that is raising the status of the land space of Ebonyi beyond South Eastern Nigeria.
“It may interest detractors to note that the three rice clusters located at Oso Edda, Iboko and Onuigboji are now fully operational. Ebonyi is set to take its pride of place among rice-producing centres around the world,” it stated.
The government further listed Governor Elechi’s contributions in the area of health, agriculture, infrastructure development and education, saying it would remain an indelible legacy for generations yet unborn.