The Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA in next week’s elections, Obinna Ichita has faulted the recently announced mass promotion in Abia State civil service by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
The APGA guber running mate described the offer as a ploy to harvest electoral votes from unsuspecting Abia civil servants.
Ichita, who stated this in Umuahia during a press conference, said the mass promotion as approved by Governor Ikpeazu was not feasible as according to him, sincerity and background to actualise the promotions were not in place.
He wondered why a government that did not allegedly pay months-old salaries and leave allowances of workers, could implement the promotions in Abia State civil service.
He advised Abia civil servants against voting for a candidate that would further deepen their travails.
Ichita who cried out that some unknown faces had been sighted in his Aba South constituency in the build-up to the guber and House of Assembly polls, said he had already reported the matter to the appropriate security agency.
The fiery lawmaker stated that the unknown faces were allegedly imported into his constituency for the purpose of rigging the March 18 elections but cautioned that the people will not allow the manipulation of their will.
The Aba South lawmaker who described the candidate of his party, Prof Greg Ibe as the best option for the liberation of Abia State, bemoaned the conditions of God’s own State.
He also criticised the decision of one political party in the state to pick her Governorship and Deputy Governorship candidates from the same federal constituency, insisting that it contravened equity and justice.
The Deputy governorship hopeful who recently wrote a letter to the Abia State government on the alleged N27.4b World Bank fund urged it to respond to enquiries on how the alleged fund was utilized.
He maintained that the alleged World Bank fund was meant for building roads and for erosion control projects in his constituency, which necessitated his interest in the details of the funds’ expenditure.
He alleged that his life is being threatened by some persons for demanding probity into the said money but promised to pursue the matter to a conclusion.