CD Rates Okorocha, Obi High Among South-East Governors

The Campaign for Democracy (CD), South-East region, has rated Governors Rochas Okorocha, Peter Obi and Sullivan Chime high in infrastructure and human capital development.

This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen by CD in Onitsha , Anambra on Tuesday.

The statement was signed by Mr Uzor Uzor and Dr. Jerry Chukwuokolo, chairman and secretary of the group respectively.

The statement said within two years of Gov. Okorocha administration he had tarred close to 500 kilometres of roads, most of which were in the rural areas of the three senatorial zones of the state.

“Apart from road, the Okorocha's administration had erected monumental buildings and also erected a central gate-way in each of the senatorial districts of Imo.

“As well as the current building of the ultra-modern general hospitals in the 27 council areas of the state and running a functional free education system from the primary school level to tertiary institution in the state.

“However, apart from the recent N500 million given to security agencies as a motivational measure; the governor had not done so well in terms of security.

“Imo is still fraught with a lot of criminality and making the state unfavourable for investors,’’ it said.

CD said Anambra scored second in ranking in the zone; adding that Gov. Obi had tarred over 500 kilometres of roads within his six years in office.

“Obi renovated and revitalised secretariat complexes of 21 council areas of the state; built new civil servants’ secretariat headquarters, new teaching hospital, ultra-modern electronic library and built two stadia in Onitsha .

“Constructed over 50 bridges across communities in Anambra especially those at the grassroots; gave security agencies over 400 operational and equipped vehicles; and paid salaries, pension and entitlement of its workers promptly.

”But Obi had failed to provide water for the teeming population in Onitsha and its environs; non conduct of local council elections.

“No investment in job creation, which had led to high incidences of commercial motorcycle riding as well as high crime rate,’’ it said.

The statement also noted that Enugu State Government was another administration that had shown commitment to the development of its people.

“Gov. Chime embarked on massive development of urban areas and through this uplifted the status of Enugu from a colonial city to a modern mega city with first class amenities.

“The governor had also conducted local council election, which had eluded other states and restored grassroots political participation and economic development.

“However, chime had failed to provide social amenities to rural dwellers in the state, especially at the boundary communities between the state and its neighbouring states,’’ the release added.