Anambra security CCTV scam: Accord Party slams APGA, assures of workable security solution
Sir Kenneth Ifeatu Obi, the deputy governorship candidate of Accord Party and the running mate of Dr. Godwin Maduka (Okosisi Orumba) has flayed the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)-led government over the moribund CCTV camera, describing it as a conduit pipe with which Anambra State fund was embezzled.
Sir Ifeatu Obi (Omelora) declared that APGA has breached the trust, confidence and contract it had with Ndi Anambra through its failed promises and scam projects.
He said the Accord Party is the only credible political party that Ndi Anambra will rely on November 6th general election because it’s candidates are men of honour who sees their word as their bond.
The Accord Party deputy governorship candidate recalled that the APGA-led government had earlier boasted that the “advanced surveillance cameras from Industrial Video and Control were not yet in some American cities and even states”.
According to the governor, “the CCTVs are to be installed in Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha, while it will be installed in other cities of the state later”.
Furthermore, The APGA-led government through the State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, had said:
“The Government of Anambra state has decided to fight crime with the latest technology anywhere in the world.
“The Smart City Security Project was inspired by the governor’s visit to Massachusetts, United States, in October, 2018, when he toured places like the Cambridge Innovation Centre, Boston University and Industrial Video and Control in Boston.
“He was impressed with, among other things, the sophisticated surveillance cameras from Industrial Video and Control, developed in conjunction with researchers at the Cambridge Innovation Centre and other research centres in Massachusetts.
“These products proved effective in helping the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to identify the two brothers from originally Kyrgyzstan, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, that on April 15, 2013, bombed participants in the annual Boston Marathon, killed three persons and injured many others, including 16 who lost their legs”.
He continued: “Governor Obiano felt that they should be installed in Anambra State so that it will remain Nigeria’s safest state and as a result attract considerable investments.
“To operate effectively for 24 hours daily, these gadgets require electricity which the governor consequently opted for the solar-powered type.”
Adinuba further stated that 109 vehicles have been procured and equipped with state of the art electronic devices to work in unison with the super smart gadgets.
Ifeatu Obi noted that there is no single Mobile CCTV camera in Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha and crime rate and insecurity had also increased without APGA government deploying the so called CCTV to track criminals.
He assured Ndi Anambra that Accord Party is the only veritable Political party that will guarantee the security of Ndi Anambra.
He further assured that the security plan of the Accord Party for Anambra State is practical and workable and will restore the confidence of Ndi Anambra in the ability of the Government to protect the citizens.
He urged Ndi Anambra to vote Accord Party in the forthcoming Governorship Election for Dr. Godwin Maduka to replicate the Umuchukwu wonders which saw the rate of crime reduced to it’s barest minimum.