Citizens of Anambra State have voiced their displeasure over the newly launched police patrol cars by the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
The praise-singers of the governor, on the other hand, has hailed the move as a pace setter, saying it’s a right move in the right direction.
One of such praise-singers is Mr. James Eze, one of the governor’s endless stream of assistants.
These are his words: “Anambra sets new standards in policing with fully equipped American-style patrol cars.”
A critic, however, Mr. Paul Achalla could not find logic in the purchase of foreign vehicle while the state boasts of a vehicle-manufacturing plant, Innoson Motors, in Nnewi.
In a statement written via a social media outfit titled “Again no local content input!”, he argued:
“I am struggling to make sense of Gov Obiano economic policies and programmes.
“Obiano’s blunt refusal to patronize Innoson Auto Mobile is complete sabotage of late Dim Emeka Ojukwu’s idea of Igbos first.”
Another sworn critic of Obiano’s malfeasances, Mazi Oderaigbo only made mockery of the arrival of the foreign-made cars.
According to him, the arrival of the cars brought for police for the Xmas is merely to justify the 10 billion Naira the extravagant governor borrowed recently.
It is noteworthy that this is the first time that Anambra as a state is going caps on hands begging for alms from bankers who are only eager to leash out such huge sums in anticipation of the fallout.
Yet, other critics point to dwindling economic resources as more reasons to act with restraint on the part of the extravagant governor.
The immediate past governor, Sir Peter Obi, not only succeeded in not borrowing, left behind a humongous 75 billion naira in solid and liquid cash a feta which Obano denied to pave way for unbridled borrowing.
The incumbent governor, however, has not only guzzled the surplus but is going from firm to firm begging for money to as little as pay salaries.
According to another firm believer in the fortunes of the state, Mr. Emeka Onyia, Anambrarians must tacitly watch the activities of the governor, a faithful consumer of alcohol, before he drinks Anambra to stupor.
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