Engineer Bart Nwibe gives reasons why he wants Obiano’s job in 2017 reports that governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Anambra gubernatorial race, Engineer Bart Nwibe has fingered the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano as the  major factor goading him into the November race.

Speaking at the Anambra Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Correspondents’ Chapel Forum in Awka, June 9, 2017, Engineer Nwibe pointed out that he is being goaded into the race by the unimpressive performances of the governor, saying, the State is in  dire need of a performer to take it to the next level.

"If Obiano is doing well, people like us would not have aspired for the governorship seat come November 2017, because it is more difficult to unseat an incumbent.'

According to him, the quality of work done by an incumbent would speak for him and do the campaign for him, but faulted the present administration of playing to the gallery with non-existent projects.

In particular, he expressed worry that the $2 billion dollars Umueri International Cargo Airport Project flagged off on April 11, 2017 was awarded to an alleged ghost Chinese firm which according to him was declared bankrupt four years ago.

The airport project is a tripartite  venture in which the Chinese firm Elite International Investments Limited (Sinoking Enterprises Limited) will invest 75 % Equity Stake, while Orient Petroleum Resources and State Government shares 20% and 5% respectively.
Enginer Nwibe who contested the House of Representatives seat for Aguata Federal Constituency on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) noted that Anambra State which witnessed passionate development of the State under the Dr. Chris Ngige and Chief Peter Obi administrations, is struggling hard to meet his predecessors' high level marks.

 He stated that apart from security of lives and properties where the current administration improved on the gains of his predecessors (Ngige and Obi), the present government, he contended, lacks the vision to turn around the State for the better.and promised a transparent, purposeful and accountable leadership.

Engineer Nwibe who is believed to be the political son of the Minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige,accused the incumbent governor of the State abandoning his campaign promises, in addition to projects he inherited in the spirit of 'Continuity Agenda.

In addition to lack of continuity in most inherited projects,, he accused the Obiano administration of being characterized by lack of transparency and accountability in fiscal management, frivolous expenditure of State resources, lopsided and sectional infrastructural development and one-sided political appointments.

Engineer Nwibe who hails from Igboukwu in Aguata Local Govermnment Area of the State and worked for reputable companies including Shell Petroleum Development Company and Schlumberger promised to invest meaningfully into Orient Petroleum Resources Plc to make Anambra an oil producing State.

The APC aspirant described new joiners in the party as 'food-is-ready-politicians condemning the flyovers built by the present administration as being structurally defective, archaic and incapable of lasting for more than 20 years.

He also condemned the setting up of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA) Brigade which purportedly abandoned its objective thrust and opted to serve as an alleged army of occupation or something of such sorts in markets and business circles.

Engineer Bart Nwibe gives reasons why he wants Obiano’s job in 2017  Engineer Bart Nwibe gives reasons why he wants Obiano’s job in 2017 Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Saturday, June 10, 2017 Rating: 5

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