Just In : Residents protest over failed promises of Peter Obi to his community in Anambra
The youths of Agulu, Peter Obi‘s kinsmen, in Anaocha local government area of Anambra state, staged a protest against the Labour Party, presidential candidate during the last presidential election, accusing him of abandoning his community with many failed promises.
The over 2000 protesters marched through the community with placards with various inscriptions, listing some of the projects he promised his people without accomplishing any during his time as governor of Anambra state.
Those projects, according to them, included Obeagu water scheme, judge’s quarters, Fire Service centre, police station among others, adding, “charity begins at home”
They also accused him of negligence and abandonment of Agulu General Hospital, while he traveled all over Nigeria and Africa donating huge sums of money.
The protesters accused their brother of donating 20 million naira to a General hospital at Nsukka, while the one in his community had been overgrown with weeds with all manner of dangerous reptiles and insects playing ‘samba’ game there.
Again, they were not happy with the alleged embezzlement of 40 million naira show your community projects, released by former Governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano to the community
They did not accuse Obi for being responsible for it, but, were angry against the contractor for taking the community for a ride.
According to one of the protesters, who spoke with The Nation and simply gave his name as Ugochukwu, the contract for the building of the General Hospital Agulu was awarded by Mr. Peter Obi.
The source said Obi claimed to have paid over 200 million naira to the contractor (names withheld) for the rehabilitation of the hospital adding that the contractor, had repeatedly denied collecting that amount of money from Peter Obi.
However, the angry youths had called on Governor Chukwuma Soludo to wade into the matter as the community had no functional hospital.
Another of the protesters, who told The Nation he belonged to the Peoples Democratic party PDP, said Obi had shown wickedness to his people after the way they rallied behind him during all his elections in the area.
He said: “We supported him when he brought out Mr Obaze for governorship contest, we also supported him when he presented Mr Ozigbo for another governorship contest and also, supported his presidential pursuit, yet,he treats his people as nothing. It’s not good
“We read in the Newspapers and social media the amount of money he distributes both in Nigeria and other African countries, when his people at home are suffering and languishing in abject poverty, who does that?