By Odumodu Gbulagu
Debunking The lies of James Eze, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Obiano on his write-up celebrating the Governor’s 5 years in office entitled, ‘Obiano’s 5 years: What we don’t often remember.’
James Eze blocked me because I always punctured his lies, and because he couldn’t engage me in any intellectual discourse.
I would want anyone who can, to convey this to him.
Obiano had no clear plan when he was coming in as the Governor of Anambra state, as he jettisoned the 4Cs that was used to campaign for him immediately he assumed office.
His vision was already blurred by excessive consumption of alcohol.
So I wonder where James got Obiano’s concise plan and blueprint he talked about.
Insecurity stood between Anambra and greatness for 2 decades and half of its existence?
There were security challenges in Anambra state, and the entire Southeast at large, but they were solved and Obiano inherited a peaceful and secure state, which he hasn’t been able to build on the gains he met, as crimes have returned in full force in all the cities of Anambra state.
Obiano refocused Anambra state from Commerce to Agriculture?
This is actually the most laughable thing in the write up, as Commerce and Agriculture had always ranked high in successive administrations in the state.
Meanwhile, James didn’t list the things Obiano did in Agriculture and how he refocused the state from commerce to Agriculture, other than mere rhetorics.
Is it the Ugu, nchuanwu, and yam exports that were outright lies?
How did Obiano adopt proactive measures to insulate the masses from recession?
Is it by selling off all the dollar savings that Obi kept?
Meanwhile, it was Peter Obi who foresaw the recession, and saved for it in line with Okonjo Iweala’s advice and left almost a 100 billion naira for Obiano in the coffers of the state.
When Boko Haram terrorists were moved to Ekwulobia medium Security Prisons, Obiano was silent, and it was the cries of the Anambra masses and the alarm we raised on the social media that brought the matter to the fore.
We have not forgotten!
It’s on record that Obiano didn’t pay any visit to the flooded communities, except when the Vice President Osinbajo came, and he had to accompany him to assess the impact of the flood.
Obiano was the only governor that rolled out realistic Economic stimulus package to stave off agony and squalor from the people?
Can James please tell us the economic stimulus package because Ndi Anambra are not privy of any?
Obiano was the first to arrive the scene of the Ozubulu massacre?
So this is an achievement too?
Why then is he the Chief security officer of the state?
Meanwhile, Obiano issued a statement at the scene of the massacre, even before police investigation, telling Nigerians it was a drug war that spilled from South Africa, and later denied it again.
No smart leader would say a thing like that before police investigation.
So going to Tanker explosion scene at Upper Iweka, accident scene at Finotel Junction, and fire outbreak scene at DMGS Roundabout Onitsha are all achievements of a Governor in 5 years?
You guys are really shameless!
There was no deep gulf between the two major Church denominations in Anambra!
Anambra churches were all flourishing and relating well before Obiano came in, hence he was overwhelmingly voted.
He has actually caused a rift In churches, as the Anglicans protested over his high handed abuse of power in the state.
We still remember vividly how Obiano handled the herdsmen killings in Omor, as he mandated Omor community to pay compensation to the herdsmen, when their cattle ate up the crops cultivated by the farmers.
Was that a recommendation of the committee he set up?
Under Obiano’s watch, age long disputes between communities have been managed?
Like fraying the nerves and nearly igniting the Umueri/Aguleri war again, by trying to annex Umuleri to Aguleri his town because he is the governor?
Obiano has even created more problems as regards the Traditional stools of communities, as he threatens the withdrawal of Certificates of Traditional Rulers who doesn’t support him.
All in all, The write up of Obiano’s Chief Press Secretary marking the 5 years of the Governor was empty, and filled with outright lies and fabrications.
Where are Obiano’s achievement in 5 years as the Governor of Anambra state?
Those are the things Ndi Anambra needs to read and see, not just mere rhetorics on the internet as usual, while there is nothing on ground and in reality.
Willie Obiano is a colossal failure!
Odumodu Gbulagu can be reached on: [email protected]