Maduako Igbokwe l Monday, October 24, 2022
UMUAHIA, Nigeria – The Abia State governorship candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Prof Gregory Ibe has decried the spendthrift attitude of Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP in a state where workers are owed several months of salary arrears.
Prof Ibe in a statement issued by his Media team ‘ProGIMA-Prof Gregory Ibe Media Associates’ said PDP distribution of N500m monthly media allocation to members was clear testimony of government insensitivity to suffering of citizen who have become hopeless under the PDP led state government.
According to him, instead of government being frugal in resources management, it choses to be wasteful just to foist an unpopular person on the people.
According to him, Abians are wiser and will definitely reject the planned illegal transition from one bad PDP government to another through the backdoors of ‘godfatherism’ and ‘inlawism’.
The statement reads,
“Sequel to the recent widely publicized meeting of the Abia PDP governorship candidate with his media team, we have observed with dismay certain inglorious efforts made by the gang to justify the huge sum of N500M freely distributed to members as monthly media allocation for the month of October 2022, from the bleeding coffers of Abia state government.
Their first major shot was to print large flex banners that would enable them achieve the ill-conceived dirty job of illegally masking the emblems of Prof Gregory Ibe, officially hung in front of his campaign office.
This flagrant abuse of executive powers was carried out in gestapo fashion, without according respect to the rights and privileges of law abiding and tax paying citizens, thereby providing sufficient grounds for litigation.
Still basking in the euphoria of the large chunk of Abia state funds freely splashed on them without recourse to the huge backlog of unpaid salaries and pensions, the Prof Ikonne media gang hired an amateur photoshop artist to design, publish and circulate on social media poorly done images that attempted to corroborate their wishful thinking of a possible political collaboration between Prof Ibe and Senator Theodore Orji.
Unfortunately, just like similar efforts in the past, this smear campaign is dead on arrival as Abians know that Prof Gregory Ibe remains an independent candidate free of the unnecessary baggage of godfathers.
Actually this is another case of pot calling kettle black since the joke is now on Prof Ikonne as Abians are fully aware of the godson/godfather, fathers-in-law nightmarish tango that the PDP wants to foist on the state as governorship liability going into the 2023 general elections.
Make no mistakes, Abians are wiser now and will definitely reject the planned illegal transition from one bad PDP government to another through the backdoors of ‘godfatherism’ and ‘inlawism’.
For the avoidance of doubt Prof Gregory Ibe remains undeterred by these no-brainer antics of the PDP as his daily pursuit is how to attract different levels of social intervention to Abians leveraging a vast network of local, national and international connections that God has so graciously endowed him with.
PDP governorship media team should be advised to spend their monthly largesse of Abia people’s N500M on issue based narratives in their futile effort to achieve the impossible task of marketing an unmarketable brand and run away from casting stones being residents of a glass house. A word is enough for the wise”.