The Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, has asked opposition political parties in the state to stop seeking cheap popularity by attacking his administration, describing such posturing as defeatist and wishful thinking.
The governor was reacting to recent media remarks credited to the National Publicity Secretary of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Ogbuehi Dike, where the party criticised the state government over some development projects.
In response, Governor Orji, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Charles Ajunwa, described the UPP as a moribund and ghost political party desperately looking for public attention.
He said, “UPP tops the list of dead parties in Abia State which should be ignored as the living has no business with the dead.”
The governor observed that “opposition political parties and political failures “in the state have resorted to unnecessary and destructive criticisms of his administration as “part of their belated strategies to gain cheap popularity ahead of the 2015 general polls.”
Mr. Orji, who described his critics as “political chaffs of no conceivable threat”, dismissed their renewed media attacks and propaganda against his administration as the “ranting of a drowning political desperado.”
The statement reads in part: “The attention of Abia State government has been drawn to the renewed media attack on his person and his people- oriented administration by some frustrated and inconsequential political failures whose only known way of gaining relevance is to attack the government in power.
“Government wishes to state that it would not be distracted by the antics of detractors who will never see the wave of transformation pervading the Abia landscape courtesy of Orji’s focused and purposeful leadership.
“Joining issues with political Lilliputs and incoherent detractors will only amount to dignifying their untenable fallacies, hence, the resolve of His Excellency to ignore them and remain focused on his transformation agenda which has since restored Abia on the path of greatness.
“It is only obvious that Abia has no worse enemy than any person or group under any guise which fails to acknowledge the widely applauded strides of Orji’s administration which has successfully laid a strong foundation for Abia’s development in all sectors.”
The governor also enjoined the people of the state to stay put with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party which he said is committed to the economic and infrastructural transformation of the state.
“PDP is the only party that has the meaningful agenda for the state, others are ghosts which are non- existent,” he said.
Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021
Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.
The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.
Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”
The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.
Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
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