The Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA in next week’s elections, Obinna Ichita has condemned the recently announced mass promotion in Abia State civil service by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
The APGA guber running mate ridiculed the offer as a ruse to win over trusting Abia civil personnel with their votes.
The mass promotion approved by Governor Ikpeazu, according to Ichita, is not possible because there are not enough people with the sincerity and qualifications to carry out the promotions, he said during a news conference in Umuahia.
He questioned how the Abia State administration could implement promotions when it was allegedly not paying workers’ leave benefits and salaries that were due months ago.
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.