A frontline Accord party chieftain and the candidate for Ihitte Uboma in the House of Assembly election, Chief KizzyAjaelu (PHF) has given reasons why Chief Ikedi Ohakim is the best choice for the governorship seat in Imo State.
He made the disclosure in an exclusive chat with Daily Nigerian Horn in his office while rubbing minds on the issues affecting the governance of the state. While x-raying the problems of the state Ajaelu insisted that Imolites should go for tried and tested hands.
The Knight of St. Mulumba declared, “that is why I teamed up with Ohakim to give Imo people the dividends of democracy which they need. Imo people should give Ohakim a second chance because he means well, he is not greedy and he follows due process’’.
Ajaelu lamented that the present administration of Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been struggling to eradicate every evidence of Ohakim’s performance in terms of infrastructure, applauding that during Ohakim era he paid salaries and pensioners and employed.
He regretted that today workers who are deserving of their wages now receive only certain percentages.
The former chairman of Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal Allocation Commission queried, look at the so much amount of coming into the coffers of the state, what do we have but the destruction of the civil service and enthroning lack of due process?
When reminded that his preference to Ohakim would be running against the Charter of Equity for which Owerri people are clamouring is their turn, he said, this is the reason Ohakim himself was harping to be allowed to complete his tenure so that he can hand over to an Owerri man.
“Sadly, the same Owerri Zone collaborated to deny him his second tenure. They brought an Orlu man against the run of play and here we are paying for it. I believe voting Ohakim will not only remedy that mistake but will ensure that the Charter of Equity continues’’ he submitted.
Continuing, he averred that ‘Ohakim is the man to help Imo State because he is the man who handed over to this administration. In his hand over report, he knows what is where before the mad acquisition and destruction of records. He is the man who can open the books and ask questions on the inventories of Imo State because he knows what he handed over’’.
Arguing further, Ajaelu who is also the current President Elect of the Rotary Club, Owerri North indicated that any new candidate would spend time learning to climb the ropes unlike the former governor and that is not what we need now.
“We need to get back on track within the shortest possible time to rejig the economy of the state and statutorily now he is only allowed four years during which period he will help Imo recover all their stolen wealth’’, he stated again.
He insists that Ohakim coming on board will be the best thing that would happen to Imo people at this point in time. Ajaelu finally mentioned that Imo people should indeed beg the former governor to come back because according to him he has what Imo people need.
– NIGERIAN HORN-