Abia State Government, yesterday, said it would not negotiate the future of the state with people it called detractors, saying discussing with them “will be tantamount to mortgaging the destiny of Abians with the same group which held it hostage in the recent past.”
It said no amount of mischief could deter the governor from his determination to build a new Abia for the present and future generations, through measures aimed at eradicating poverty, unemployment and restoring the commercial status of Aba
In a statement by Mr. Ben Onyechere, Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Communication, government flayed what it regarded as “dissemination of falsehood against the people and government of Abia State,” by All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, regarding the development of Aba roads, saying they were only seeking the attention of the governor.
He said: “The man who doubles as the spokesman to a few discredited politicians who have unwillingly shut themselves into political isolation are now struggling to wriggle out of oblivion where they have been deposited.
"The governor just as any Abian is well aware of the enormity of work left behind by successive governments for which reason he has since turned Aba and Abia in general to a huge construction site.
"The task of rebuilding Abia, politically, economically and socially is not a child’s play and as such the governor has refused to be distracted by those whose expectation he had surpassed.”