IKPEAZU AND THE CACOPHONY OF THE FAILED ABIA STATE – REV. EHIEMERE
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, recently inaugurated a 7-man Special Committee to ensure that all outstanding arrears of salaries owed all the categories of workers in Abia State will be cleared latest by December 2018.He charged the committee to expeditiously work out the modalities for the commencement of payment of all outstanding salary backlogs.
There have been series of mis-governance since Gov.Okezie Ikpeazu took the mantle of governance in Abia State that marks him as the worst in the history of Abia State. There are lots of things that have gone wrong with his administration.
One of the universal indicators of bad governance is the unruly conduct by Leaders and there is no shortage of this uncouthness from Ikpeazu, especially when he takes everybody for a ride just to satisfy his godfathers at the helm.We have had so many of such misconducts from him. Abia Workers and Pensioners who have not been paid in months running into two digits are left with no option than to accept these inglorious conditions hoisted on them. The misconduct of Ikpeazu is beyond comprehension to ascertain when it has become a red-tape to discuss workers salaries before payment.One wonders why the Paris Club windfall and the billions of Naira loans secured by him were not discussed before they were misused. We are aware that Abia workers are not excited about this frivolous and funny statement by Gov.Ikpeazu.The real power still rest with them and the only way out is to ‘religiously’ guard their PVCs, the only weapon to chase out this incompetent leader who has taken the state and her workers so much for a ride.
Available record shows that over 30,000 tricycles (keke) are registered in Abia State and each Operator pays N240.00 daily, therefore the state illegally rakes in N216,000,000 monthly,without minding the bad roads the operators are subjected to .The PDP led government of Abia State continues to deceive Abians by making bogus claims of working on 135 roads while 70 have been completed . The Ikpeazu administration can not comfortably point at any road completed by him in Abia State, yet, the poor masses are faced with multiple taxation. Homes have been destroyed on the premise of constructing roads, while the government is now selling sands and hardcore from the debris of their destruction. The PDP is marrying these lies with inordinate ambition keep on deceiving Abians, which will cease when APGA takes over governance of the State.
.Ikpeazu’s government is not transparent, which is not good for Abians. There is no accountability or trustworthiness and the people have no idea of what the government is doing and bad things are happening everywhere in Abia state. And of all the indices of bad governance, corruption is probably the worst thing that is inherent in the Ikpeazu led government and he is comfortably swimming in it. Abia will soon get away from this nonsense which has worsened since May 2015. The only option remains showing this inhuman government the exit door as it does not have a bit of human feeling.
Gov.Ikpeazu, without doubt, has a short fuse ,whose odium in the state is too glaring to be ignored.The setting up of a committee by Gov.Ikpeazu is fueling the speculation that something is being concealed; the knee-jerk action of the Abia PDP led administration that has been sponsoring series of pseudo-endorsement jamboree has left the party with no fund to patch the already battered image of the governor whose agents have confirmed as unproductive as his popularity is dwindling each new day.
A few days ago Gov. Ikpeazu plied through Akwa Ibom state to Arochukwu instead of Ohafia/Arochukwu road which has remained impassable and one wonders why a Governor who prefers to waste state funds in promoting falsehood on media and plying roads constructed by a governor of another state instead of paying workers salaries, pensions and construct road networks.
. We have had one too many of these instances of bad governance that the Ikpeazu administration will very soon be left with no shred of respect on its structure. No committee was set up to evaluate the performance of the workers and surprises may spring as is being rumored that he has penciled down arch supporters of opposition parties for sanction.
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