Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has accused Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of inflating the cost of projects in the state.
The party compared former Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike’s nine flyovers which cost N63 billion and Oborevwori’s three flyovers amounting to N78 billion.
The party said that it is laughable to see the governor invite people to come and see his projects when others did more at a more reduced cost.
The party publicity Secretary accused the Oborevwori administration of continuing the massive fraud in which his predecessor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa visited the state economy for eight years, saying, “The Leopard cannot change its spots”.
Onojeghuo stated that when Governor Zulum of Boko Haram-torn Borno State was celebrating 77 signature projects in his first 100 days in office, Gov. Oborevwori who continues to swim in hundreds of billions of nairas of allocations, is celebrating the groundbreaking of three flyovers at a whopping cost of N78 billion, according to Daily Post.
The party also called on Deltans to ask Governor Oborevwori to take account of the total allocations and IGR that have so far accrued to the state coffers in the past five months he has mounted the administration of the state.
“It is laughable to see the Sheriff Oborevwori administration inviting people to witness the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of three flyovers. How can Delta State with so many resources be talking about three flyovers at this point of its existence while states like Rivers under Wike had over nine flyovers for 63 billion before his exit from government?
“Why is Delta State under Sheriff spending 78 billion to construct just only three flyovers? Former Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade did not just construct roads and flyovers, he also established industries in different parts of the state that created jobs for the indigenous people of Cross River State.
“But in the case of our State, Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori and his PDP cohorts are celebrating the groundbreaking of three flyovers as an accomplishment at such a time when Gov. Sanwo Olu of Lagos State has completed and is currently operating a blue rail public transit system and has commenced the phase two which is the red line rail system.
“This occasion is nothing more than the celebration of mediocrity and one of those jamborees which the PDP government in Delta State has been known for”, he added.