The Executive Director of the Human Rights Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation, Dede Uzor, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano’s eight-year tenure in the state.
Uzor who made this call in a statement in Awka on Tuesday, said Obiano must be made to account for “the wasted eight years”, he held sway as the governor.
According to him, Obiano could not do anything in the state that would have a direct impact on the people, claiming that he left the state in abject poverty.
He said, “Obiano’s legacies were glorified airports, stadiums, and all white elephant projects that didn’t have a direct bearing on the people of the state.
“Even local government chairmen, during his administration should be probed as most of them became so corrupt that they syphoned the allocations made for the development of their local governments.
“Under Obiano, touts took over Anambra State; there was no single good road in the state, including his community, Aguleri.
“Until his successor Prof. Chukwuma Soludo awarded Niger Street leading to Onitsha Main Market, Obiano did not consider its strategic economic importance, including all the bad roads in Fegge, Onitsha.”
Uzor however urged Soludo to avoid his predecessor’s pitfalls and should remain focused and render a monthly account of the state revenue generation.
“Soludo should hasten the ongoing road construction, especially the Niger Street to Main Market, Ziks Avenue, Port Harcourt Road, Mbonu Ojike Street, Miss Elems, Creeks Road, Bida Road, Silas Works road, all in Fegge, and equally engage youth to reduce high crime rate in the state,” Uzor added.