Former Anambra gov, Peter Obi, being welcomed to his meeting with PDP members in Abagana, Njikoka LGA, Sept 22, by the chairman of the party, Mr Obiekii, 1st right.
The immediate past governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has presented his scorecard as governor to the people of Njikoka LGA, asking them to use it in deciding whether the incumbent government had bettered their lot.
Addressing the PDP faithful on the occasion of the Thank-You tour of the area by the party's gubernatorial candidate, Oseloka Obaze, Obi said that second tenure election for any incumbent was supposed to be very easy as the incumbent only had to showcase his achievements to the people in order to be returned.
He however asked them if there was anything on ground in the area that could be ascribed to the present government, to which they said no.
Regretting what he described as the failure of government in the area, Obi proceeded to list what he did as governor in the area, which according to him, included the construction of the Nimo-Abacha Road; Abagana-Oye Nimo Road; reconstruction of Enugwu-ukwu-Nimo Road; construction of Abagana-Abba Road; construction of Enugwu-Ukwu Ring Road; construction of Nkwo Enugwu-Ukwu-Nri Road; and the construction of Nawfia-Express Road, among others.
He also recalled his strides in the education sector which included the donation of buses to schools in the area, as well as computer laptops, generating sets, internet facilities, as well as N20M to each school for infrastructural development, among others.
He noted that such achievements were what any incumbent would be showing to the people who would easily be convinced to give their support.
Obi maintained that he had no issues with the current governor, Willie Obiano, pointing out that his only concern was good governance for the people of the state.
Obi who noted that it was the failure of leadership that had given rise to many agitations across the country, said even though he was no longer contesting an election, he was determined to help in providing solution to the problems of the country.
On the allegation that his face-off with Obiano was because of an unpaid N7B campaign funds, he wondered how such could be when he left over N75B for the incumbent. According to him, if he needed the money, he would have easily taken it from the money he left behind, instead of asking for the money now. He described such allegations as coming from the opposition camp which wanted to score cheap political points.
He regretted that after what he did for the people of Njikoka, all they could get from the present government was a road in Enugwu-ukwu that had been abandoned, even as he described the government's claim of giving them N20M under the community project as not enough as money accruing to the local government over the given period was not less than N4Billion.
He urged the party faithful to work in unity to enthrone a government that would really address their needs which would be headed by Oseloka Obaze.