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|Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by MinorityOpinion: 10:40pm On May 23|
The use of propaganda appears to be an accepted tool of governance; it however becomes foul when government publishes information riddled with pure lies. Mr Peter Obi, the Governor of Anambra State embraces every opportunity to celebrate his government for amongst other government magic [apologies to Fela], constructing hundreds kilometres of roads and being “the least indebted state”. In this essay, I wish to expose as a cheap falsification, Mr Obi’s claims to being a “performing Governor” and similar self-glorifying hypocrisy.
A document titled “ANAMBRA STATE-OVER 500KMS OF ROADS ASPHALTED”, courtesy of “Federal Government Assessment Team/COREN” contains a list of roads purportedly constructed by the Anambra State Government under Peter Obi. The same document boasts that Anambra State has the best road network in Nigeria; the list will naturally seduce anybody into singing the Governor’s praises because it gives the impression that all the roads in the State will shame the highways of Abuja City.
As an Anambra indigene, I was cautiously excited by this document until I saw contained in this spurious list, roads allegedly constructed in my home town, Amawbia [Ugbo Ogiliga]. My excitement would have peaked when I saw in the list of roads constructed by Mr Obi’s government, St. Peters-Ugwu Tank Amawbia, Ugwu Tank-Amawbia-Nise By-Pass- except that I knew for sure that no such project was ever undertaken by the Government of Anambra State.
It is a known fact that we are living in a period in time where very little can come in the way of serious projects, especially when quality individuals are entrusted with such tasks. So, to give the Government of Mr Obi the much needed benefit of the doubt, to ascertain the truthfulness or otherwise of the claims contained in this apparently over-bloated document, I called friends in Amawbia-no such project was ever carried out there! The roads remain in the same state we have known them-not tarred; it might interest those that care to know that the Governor of Anambra State has his official residence in Amawbia.
According to this same official document, the road allegedly “asphalted” in my home town that hosts the Governor of Anambra State was constructed under Lot 9, Awka Township Roads. The contract was supposedly awarded to a charlatan firm, Master Holdings Nig Ltd to the tune of N1,041,352,103.13 [please, I’m really scared to put this figures into words], and to be completed in 24 weeks [from February, 2008].
Still quoting the same document, the roads were designed by Engr. Francis Nnebe and co, and the consultants were Bossman and Bossman Engineers. Having identified the rather too wicked lies contained in this document, one would have stoutly scoffed and walked away, except that the Peter Obi administration prances about with claims of having used our money judiciously in constructing beautiful roads in Anambra State. I am sure that many like me would love to hear more on this from the present government of Anambra State especially on how Mr Obi came about the claimed 500 kilometres of asphalted roads and the contract sums expended.
This brings me to the crux of the matter-the ease with which otherwise decent men and women in government churn out lies and claims known to be false. In an earlier essay, I pointed out with examples the viciousness and outright deceit that is Mr Obi’s claims to improving education in Anambra State. Of course, I used the secondary school I attended, Boys’ High School, Amawbia and Girls’ Secondary School, Amawbia as classic examples-two schools that seems to have been doomed for being in the same town with the Governor’s official residence.
Just like so many schools in Anambra State, these schools continue to tell a candid but sad story of all that is wrong with Nigeria; a scenario where government systematically stifles education while insulting us with sickening and obscene amount of our money spent in “improving education”. We wonder why youngsters sneer at education while exploring every evil way to live large while we fail to raise alarm at government ineptitude.
I have used the spurious claims and wicked neglect of my home town to expose the hot air that is Mr Obi’s government and will encourage people from other parts of the state to tell us what the government is doing in their area. I have been targeted by faceless human beings whose major pre-occupation remains the celebration of impunity by government-emails accusing me of being “anti-Igbo” find their way into my inbox.
Though I never cease to cash in on the satire of both the emails and the stunted world-view of the senders, I equally get depressed. I get depressed at the dearth of awareness amongst our people, I get depressed when I see the speedy growth of a decline in government commitment to the course of governance, I get depressed when I see a culture of government wickedness and ineptitude being covered by men and women who for some reason have chosen to keep quiet while evil thrives.
This is really ridiculous, it is outrageously unbelievable, and a tragic-comedy that looks more like a car crash in slow motion. While the government of Anambra State under Mr Obi continues to celebrate non-existent “asphalted” roads, being the least indebted State, sinking of boreholes, donating computer sets to schools in the State, etc., the fact remains that Anambra remains one place where life is short and brutish!
This may well sound like a hyperbole except that Health workers in Anambra State have been on strike for about eight months now, there is no functional water scheme anywhere in the State, and most importantly, armed robbery and kidnapping has brought the commercial town of Nnewi to its knees. And without any trace of humility, without any modicum of shame and contrition, without any desire to empathize with the traumatised Ndi Anambra, the government of Anambra State rolled out the drums to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the creation of Anambra State.
Of course, the government of Mr Obi continues to regale us with tales of how the Governor went about town selling kerosene to the long-suffering indigenes of the State. I assume that it is only a people already dead to the vicious pangs of hunger and government neglect that would not retch at this apparent insult-Mr Obi and his handlers should really be ashamed. A situation whereby the government fails live up to the expectations of those that voted it into power calls for some serious sober reflection.
Anambra State under the present government is being sustained by spin of a very curious nature; our people appear to have erected a strong pillar of disdain and a nonchalant disposition as a way of tolerating government impunity. What else could make a people to keep quiet when a government supposedly elected by them fail to pay civil servants for up to eight months? What else could make a people to resort to self-help when government hospitals are shut for months because workers are on strike? How could a people of a state gloat about being happy when there is no functional water scheme in any part of that state?
Kidnappers and armed robbers having a field day when the Governor who is the Chief Security Officer of the State trousers millions of Naira monthly as “Security Vote”, this is really absurd and a horrifying situation to comprehend.
I am particularly incensed by Mr Obi’s wanton display of a mind frame that fails to contend with the fact that the affairs of government would be superbly savoured when the citizenry feel the good effects of government work. Courting the services of dodgy characters and notorious charlatans to spew forth lies to gloss over government failures would never impress serious folks.
Governor Peter Obi remains the Governor of my State and I would always call on him to correct the numerous ills militating against the attainment of a robust Anambra State. it would be evil of me to keep quiet when government lies about constructing roads in my home town and other towns, it would amount to a great disservice to those that look up to people like me to keep quiet when the school I attended and other schools in the state are left to decay.
Talking about schools in Anambra State, it would be nice for Mr Obi to tell us why he failed to enrol his children into public schools in the State as he promised during his campaign. This to me could well be said to be the height of insincerity on the Governor’s part-he raised so much dust about the decay of schools in the state and swore to restore education in Anambra to its past glory, and his children educated in the public school system.
Whither those promise? As a proud Anambra citizen, I will continue to commend the Governor when there is need for such. I will also remain steadfast in my calls for a sincere government in my state. It would be nice for the Governor to come out openly and tell us what happened to the roads mentioned in this essay and what happened to our money allegedly spent. For now, I insist that the Peter Obi government did not clear any bush path in Amawbia.
Jon Chikadibie Okafo
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|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Nigeriabiafra80: 10:41pm On May 23|
Please always travel
Stop constituting nuisance this yoruba boy
FG lack maintenance in their major roads
Away from that
Had it been u dey travel
U for get sense
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Tyrant28: 10:44pm On May 23|
Ndi ayiyos come and defend your helo
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by MinorityOpinion: 10:53pm On May 23|
Read the article first my friend.
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Nigeriabiafra80: 11:07pm On May 23|
Who read trash?
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by maestroferddi: 11:15pm On May 23|
Ogbeni has been on the back foot in the past couple of days.
He is running amok dredging up falsehood and trying in futility to whip up emotions...
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Afamed: 11:22pm On May 23|
Who does not know Peter Obi to be habitual serial liar?
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by ascendo(m): 11:34pm On May 23|
Stop lying OP... Ugwu Tank Amawbia was built. Stop asking people...go and confirm by yourself. Tomorrow you'll tell that Aguluezechukwu-Ogboji-Ajalli road wasnt built with two bridges at Aguluezechukwu and Ndiokpalaeze
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by myboy2111: 11:35pm On May 23|
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|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Anambra1stSon(m): 7:01am On May 24|
MinorityOpinion:So Peter Obi was former gov of Lagos state
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|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by BlowYourMind: 7:11am On May 24|
Peter Obi is a chronic incorrigible liar behaving like a saint because he want to be VP. But GOD pass the �
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|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by MinorityOpinion: 7:11am On May 24|
Anambra1stSon:Ain't gon lie.... The image must have gotten mixed up. Will replace it with one from Anambra
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Nigeriabiafra80: 7:18am On May 24|
MinorityOpinion:Now you can save that question for fashola and his co thiefbu
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by MinorityOpinion: 7:21am On May 24|
Wasn't talking to you
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Nigeriabiafra80: 7:32am On May 24|
MinorityOpinion:Talking or typing?
This under 20s children sef
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Nigeriabiafra80: 7:36am On May 24|
I know you are very young
But this direction you are heading to will shatter you into pieces
Leave tribalism and face your life
If you continue like this nada you can’t even continue like this cos ,with this kind energy in next 2 or 3 months ,you get exhausted
Make hay while sunshine
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by DrGoodman: 7:37am On May 24|
The OP has been well hammered by countless truths about Igbo progress so he's desperate to find any lies and post.
Igbo people are still ahead of you. Just swallow that.
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by MinorityOpinion: 7:40am On May 24|
Are you trying to beg me? Hehehe you're not serious. I will only stop if igbos stop their hatred and propaganda and we know the answer.
Go to Kanu page and look at the shit they say about other tribes, even their so called SS brothers.
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by MinorityOpinion: 7:42am On May 24|
Okay old head. I was replying anambra1stson not u
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Nigeriabiafra80: 7:46am On May 24|
MinorityOpinion:1. nothing like south south
You can’t type igbo and type south south just type your tribe
2. No one is begging you
Only that you will realize very late
You can sit and think this through
An ear that will hear mustn’t be big as cap
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by MinorityOpinion: 7:48am On May 24|
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by Nigeriabiafra80: 8:01am On May 24|
MinorityOpinion:I have relate mine,
Nothing like south south
In cardinal point
Also there is no tribe known as south south
I saying am a south east,lol
Is it not funny
U claim you are my broda
Whatever you are seeing here is just for intellect and fun,dou we know the reality
But don take it to heart
It will destroy your future
You can continue
Cos you are indirectly advertising igbo
I can bet you are an impostor
But let me not go there
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by lastempero: 8:10am On May 24|
Op must be mad, u are dishing unverified claims. Keep asking people and continue posting trash here.
|Re: Peter Obi 's Government Magic And Cheeky Claims by lastempero: 8:13am On May 24|
Does kanu represents the igbos or are u short of your mental pills.
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