Imo State government has described as misleading the claim by Samuel Anyanwu, that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is marginalizing the people of the South East.
The Imo state government noted that what APC has done for the South East in just six years was more than what PDP did for them in 16 years.
The state commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, said the submission by the former senator, popularly known as Samday was a cheap political propaganda meant to deceive the people.
He said it was instructive that PDP government could not build a second Niger bridge for Ndigbo while APC has done that within six years.
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According to him, almost all the federal roads in Igboland were impassable during the reign of PDP while the APC federal government has started fixing them.
The commissioner said that contrary to the marginalization theory being spun by Anyanwu, the APC government at the centre has never denied states in the South East their constitutional rights.
Emelumba said it was laughable that Anyanwu is promising restructuring on behalf of PDP, something the party couldn’t do in 16 years.
“It is regrettable that the distinguished senator is always in a hurry to attract public attention, a haste that often makes him sound confused and hollow. This explains why he dabbles into every subject matter even when he has no point to make. Maybe he needs to keep his noise level high to impress his masters in the South South who have promised him the PDP governorship ticket.
While we concede that he has a right to self deceit and confusion, he should refrain from confusing our people and insulting our leaders ” the commissioner submitted.
He described as a fallacy the blanket accusation against Igbo leaders that they have failed, saying that the outstanding performance of Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma has given a lie to that assertion.
He said that under Uzodinma, Imo state has witnessed real and solid development in just one year, surpassing the 12 and half years spent by PDP.
The commissioner said the federal government has also created the enabling environment for the siting of a modular refinery in the state as well as a 200-bed specialist hospital.
He noted that it was unfortunate that some people still believe in unnecessary confrontation and aggression in seeking the welfare of the people.
According to him, leaders like Governor Uzodinma believe in constructive engagement and diplomacy in attracting democracy dividends to Igboland instead of cowboy belligerence.
Emelumba called on Ndigbo to join APC and be reconnected to the national grid of politics instead of being misled by people like Senator Anyanwu and a failed party like PDP.