The All Progressives Congress, Anambra Central Zone has described the recent trip of Governor Obiano to Austria as a waste of time and a pleasure trip.
This was made yesterday in a statement by the Zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr. Igboeli Arinze.
Arinze wondered that with the presence of vehicle manufacturing firms like Innoson which was sited in the state, it was indeed contrary to all the dictates of reasoning for the governor to visit Austria with the intention of getting foreign coupling companies to produce these tricycles also known as Keke Napep for use in Anambra State.
The statement read, ” With the impromptu ban on the use of Okada by the present government of Anambra State, without giving any consideration to the plight of ndi Anambra who have indeed suffered increased hardship following the ban, the APC condemned such an action and did not buy into the bourgeoisie reasons offered by this administration in its deliberate attempts to impose hardship on the people.
Be that as it may, we as a people oriented party did expect that this administration would put in place palliatives to ease the burdens of such a rash action but to our dismay this was not the case. Rather, we have it on all authority that the governor in what we describe as a jamboree went on to Austria to seek investors for the coupling of transport vehicles for use in Anambra State.
This is ridiculous and a sheer case of policy summersaults, for indeed Anambra is not lacking in these industries. What stops the Governor Obiano from visiting Innoson for the procurement of these vehicles? Is the governor not aware of the huge costs such a trip as well as business would have on the states finances compared to what the state will benefit should such jobs go to our manufacturers? What has happened to the Nke a bụ Nke anyị? Or is it just a political slogan? ”
As regards the 2019 elections, Arinze stated that the APC in Anambra Central would field quality candidates who in turn would retire the present holders of legislative seats, both at federal and state levels.