September 10, 2015

Account for LG funds, Awka bridge contract, others, PDP tells Obiano

By Vincent Ujumadu
Awka—THE Anambra State branch of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, called on Governor Willie Obiano to make public the statement of account showing income and expenditure of the 21 local government areas of the state since the inception of his administration.

The state chairman of  the party, Prince Kenneth Emeakayi, in a four-point demand also urged the governor to declare publicly the total contract sum of the on-going three overhead bridge projects in Awka, as well as tell the people of the state how the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, acquired the vast land where it is building its secretariat in the state capital.

Similarly, it requested the governor to, without delay, direct the Anambra State Independent Electoral Commission, ANSIEC, to conduct the inconclusive election of chairman for Ihiala local government area and chairman and councilors for Nnewi North Local Government Area, in compliance with various court decisions on the matter.

According to Emeakayi, the governor’s response to the demands would restore the confidence of Ndi Anambra in his administration, adding that it would also show the people that he is ready to subject himself to accountability as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution and the Freedom of Information Act.

He alleged that following his letter to the governor on the issues last month, there were threats by some members of APGA, noting that PDP’s aim was to ensure that Anambra State was moving on the right track.

He said: “While we have chosen to remain focused and to engage only on issue-driven and constructive opposition, we wish to assure the governor that no amount of threat, harassment, intimidation, personality attacks and name- calling by over-zealous and ignorant APGA officials and state government agents can distract and deter us from exercising our fundamental rights as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”