ADC guber candidate, Nwankpo, alleges N6.5tr wastage by successive governments in Anambra
• HURIWA asks Buhari, S’East leaders to dialogue with IPOB
The Special Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan on Technical Matters, Akachukwu Nwankpo, has blamed successive governments in Anambra State for having allegedly wasted over N6 trillion funds meant for the development of the state.
Nwankpo said that the result of the said profligacy, occasioned by poor leadership, was the inherent gap between government and the people.
He further attributed the lack of involvement of the people in the management of public affairs of the state to the widespread poverty and collapse of social infrastructure in spite of humongous revenue earnings of the state in the past 22 years of democracy.
Nwankpo, who is the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the November 6, 2021, Anambra State election, lamented that in spite of the abundant industrious and blessed population of the state, the people had tolerated “a few people whom they could not control to hijack and mismanage the resources to buy votes, take over public places, levy taxes on them and operate with total disregard to the welfare of the people.
MEANWHILE, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders of the South-East region to dialogue with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ahead of the governorship election in Anambra State.
HURIWA appealed to the President and governors of the Igbo-speaking states to take immediate action to prevent all the massive bloodbaths that might be unleashed should the Federal Government carry out its threat to carry out military action against groups standing in the way of the Anambra governorship election in less than two weeks away.
HURIWA, in a statement, yesterday in Abuja, by its National Co-ordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko and National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, said it was worried that up till now, the political leaders of the South-East and others, have not activated dialogue mechanism to mount effective pressure on President Buhari to opt for peaceful negotiations and stop his hardline and kinetic postures against members of the outlawed IPOB.
The rights group lamented that the governors of the South-East rather than being resolute and committed to finding lasting solutions in the uproar between the proscribed IPOB and the Federal Government are behaving like giraffe by hiding their heads in the sands while Igboland is being set ablaze.