By Ugochukwu Alaribe
ABA — A chieftain of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia State, Mr. Nnanna Ukaegbu, has urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to block revenue leakages and free up funds for developmental projects, stressing that over 50 per cent of the state’s internally generated revenue flows into private pockets.
Ukaegbu, who is the factional chairman of the party in the state, insisted that if the governor could block revenue leakages, he would barely need federal allocations to pay salaries and pursue his infrastructural renewal projects across the state.
In an interview with Vanguard in Aba, Ukaegbu, who was reacting to APGA’s recent statement accusing Ikpeazu of abandoning governance in Abia, urged residents of the state not to expect the governor to clean up the rot left by past administrations in the state within the few months he had been in office.
He said Ikpeazu had shown the determination to make a difference from the way the state was governed in the past, and attributed the delay in completion of projects embarked upon by the governor to litigation.