Umuahia - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia has said that opposition parties in the state are unfair in their criticism of the programmes and achievements of the state government.
Uchechi Ogbuka, the Publicity Secretary of the party, told newsmen in Umuahia on Thursday that the party had borne the brunt of unfair analysis of the performance of the state government under Gov. Theodore Orji.
He alleged that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state was out to destroy the PDP, going by the vituperations of its leader, Onapuruagu Ukegbu.
“Ukegbu is commissioned to destroy the PDP in Abia because of his accusations that the government is not performing,” he said.
Ogbuka said the state government under the PDP had done well to ensure that development touched on all sectors of the economy.
“This government is performing and we are even doubting where the governor is getting all the money he is using to develop the state as he has not gone to the bond market for any loan,” he said.
He said that only the residents of the state were in a proper position to say whether the state government was performing or not.
“There is no basis for APGA to claim that they will take over the state because the PDP is on ground.
“It will take a long time to dislodge PDP in Abia as we have the structure and APGA cannot offer any formidable opposition,” he said.
Ogbuka said the recently registered All Progressives Congress (APC) was not a force to reckon with in Abia.
“For the APC, it depends on what they have on ground for the people because raising political structures is not easy,” he said, adding that the APC was still far off to insist on winning Abia.
In his reaction, Ukegbu said the current administration in Abia was only performing in the media.
“We challenge the government to come and point out any project they have completed in Aba.
“All the roads they claim to have rehabilitated, including Ehere Road, Umuola Road and others are in a deplorable condition. Even Opobo Road, which has the most popular junction in Aba, is in a mess.
“What then is performance if the government cannot complete a less-than-one kilometer road in the city and other major communities in the state,” he said.
Ukegbu said the residents of the state were now wiser to know that APGA would offer them a new lease of life.