Engr Chinedu Onyeizu, the candidate of the Labour Party in Abia South hsenatorial district in the February 25 senatorial election, has taken a swipe at Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, asking him to come out of what he (Onyeizu) described as “20 years’ hibernation.”
Onyeizu said, “It’s been 20 years in leadership positions, the majority of which he has spent in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It is clear to everyone that Abia South Senatorial District has remained without quality representation at the red chamber. What does it take to demand the urgent repair of Federal roads in our senatorial district? Onyeizu asked. Leadership is about having empathy and showing passion for the people you lead. Look at the condition of Aba to Portharcourt and Aba to Ikot-Ekpene express roads. They have been bad as long as he has been in government.”
“Our scenario is disturbing – where you spend eight years as a senator from a ruling party – PDP; occupying the leadership and membership of big committees including being a majority leader and another 8 years under the leadership of the opposition party, yet nothing is being shown for it.” Engr Onyeizu said.
Engr also.questioned Senator Abaribe’s performance as Chairman Senate Committee on Power.
In his words: “Today, he is occupying the position of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power . If we assume the last 16 years was used to learn the trade of representing a senatorial district at the red chamber, Abia southerners now need him to roll his sleeves up and assist the Governor light up the district.
“Our people desire to see and enjoy the dividends of democracy as we are seeing in other senatorial districts. He should collaborate with the performing Governor of Abia State to improve the living standards of Abia Southerners.
“If he plays his own part to complement the good works of our governor, Abians will be better for it. Enough of his failure and lack-luster attitude towards the warfare of our people.” Engr Onyeizu said.
“Let him come out of hibernation for goodness sake!”