Fresh from the official flag off of his campaign, the campaign train of the PDP Candidate for the forthcoming Anambra State governorship election, Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze, again hit Main market Onitsha today to unprecedented welcome.
The campaign team started off at Bright Street and drew huge followership throughout the market with traders bemoaning the zero presence of the Willie Obiano government in the market insisting that his only achievement was to duplicate their taxes and his annual fireworks at the market on Christmas eve.
At Williams Street, Oseloka Obaze told the crowd that the incumbent has squandered the N75bn Peter Obi left for his government, spent N455bn approved by the State House of Assembly since 2014, diverted ecological funds and even borrowed over N60bn with the populace at loss on where the money was spent.
The former United Nations official who grew up in Onitsha promised to lighten the burden on the traders in Onitsha by building their roads and ensuring there are no multiple taxation in the State. He recounted how as SSG he resolved the issue of multiple taxation in the Timber market by instructing the then Commissioner for Finance to ensure the traders only pay an agreed fee monthly to a government account and are duly issued receipt. He promised to ensure the dualization of the 33 to Otuocha road which the incumbent has since abandoned.
In the same vein, the former Governor of the State Mr. Peter Obi lamented the poor performance of the incumbent listing all he did in his first tenure as governor while challenging the incumbent to show his projects in Onitsha for Ndi Anambra to see.
Mr. Obi narrated how during his handover, he urged Governor Obiano to ensure the dualization of 33 to Otuocha road, completion of Amawbia to Umunya express and Amawbia to Ekwulobia roads, all of which are still untouched till date.
“If he didn’t work during his first term knowing he will seek for re-election, you can be sure he will be worse if he gets a second term” he concluded.
Responding, a market leader praised Mr. Obaze for his vision and previous service to the State. He made clear that they will always stand where Peter Obi stands insisting that they are determined to oust the governor from seat. However, he begged the Global Policy Expert to help ensure that the dualization of the 33 to Otuocha road is delivered as he promised as commuters spend over three hours daily navigating the traffic on the road.
He also pleaded that Obaze looks into the relentless harassment and alleged extortion of the police on their customers which has reduced their sales sending many hungry.