NewsReel 18/9/14 - Presidency not for Bigots, Abia PDP Replies Kwankwaso

[ Masterweb Reports ] - The Publicity Secretary of Abia State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Uchechi Ogbuka, has asked Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State, and a chieftain of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), to perish his presidential ambition, saying "he (Kwankwaso) is unfit to rule Nigeria."

Ogbuka who described Kwankwaso as "an ethnic and religious bigot" said Nigeria as a heterogenous  society do not need "a tribalist like Kwankwaso whose only agenda is to return power to the North in pursuit of parochial and ethnic interest to the detriment of other tribes."

He was reacting to a recent media comment credited to Kwankwaso where he allegedly said no meaningful development had taken place in Abia under Governor Theodore Orji, boasting that APC if voted into power in 2015 would transform the state.

Kwankwaso spoke through a representative, Vice Chairman of Madobi Local Government Area, Kano State, Muktar Gora, when his campaign team visited Abia APC for consultations.

According to Ogbuka,"Kwankwaso is a confused man, his election as Governor is a total disappointment as he has nothing on ground to justify the huge federal allocation accruing to Kano State with inflated population.

He said the only legacies Kwankwaso would ever be remembered for "are maladministration and hatred for Igbos."

Ogbuka challenged Kwankwaso to first fix the security threat, mass illiteracy, youth unemployment  and other problems gulping his state and geopolitical zone first before thinking of how to help Abia State.

His words:" Kwankwaso should first start with Kano State before thinking of another state to help with his imaginary solution. A man who openly celebrates his religious and ethnic bigotry has no business with the Presidency. Nigeria has seen the likes of Kwankwaso and what they are up to.

"With the amount of money Kwankwaso gets from the federal government as allocation for Kano State, he should apologise  to the people of Kano for there is nothing on ground to justify such huge allocation. Or is his wishful presidential ambition part of his self-acclaimed achievement?"

According to Ogbuka, "it is only the likes of Kwankwaso who only see with the aid of lens that cannot see the infrastructural transformation going on in Abia. Maybe his lens have dimmed that he did not see the new government house we are building, the international conference centre waiting for commissioning, the new workers secretariat, the diagnostic hospital, the new Ubani market and a host of other legacy projects adorning the Abia landscape courtesy of Governor T.A. Orji."

He therefore, cautioned politicians to desist from making derogatory remarks of their opponents to score cheap political goals.


*Photo Caption - Seal of The President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is the official symbol of the Nigerian President, first used in 1979 by President Shehu Shagari.

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