Governor Peter Obi has dismissed claims by his predecessor, Senator Chris Ngige, that the Anambra State Government had received more that N2trn in the last seven years from the federation account.
Obi, who reacted while inspecting the rehabilitation of the Rojenny Stadium, Oba, to claims by Ngige that he (Obi) had nothing to show for the N2trn he received since 2006 in the development of infrastructure, said he must be a magician to convert the paltry sum his government had been receiving from the federation account to trillions of naira.
Obi, who spoke said Anambra could not have gotten anything close to a quarter of a trillion naira in the seven years he had been in office.
While he referred Ngige to the numerous development projects his government has been executing, which far outnumber the projects all the previous governments in the state had executed and insinuated that Ngige is just trying to distract him from actualizing the developmental goals he set for the people of Anambra State.
“For those who hate the development of Anambra State or who scheme for the money meant for development to be shared among them, let me happily increase their blood pressure by announcing that by the end of the year, we will spend billions of naira to procure buses for all secondary schools in the state, buy computers for all primary schools in the state, among other revolutionary measures that are coming,” Obi said.
The governor said the state government had committed over N30m to the rehabilitation of Rojenny Stadium, describing those against his government as enemies of the state.
Proprietor of the centre, Chief Rommy Ezenwuka, said Obi was clearly distinguishable from the past governors of the state because he was developing all sectors simultaneously.
He said Obi was too concerned about the development of the state to worry about careless talks.
He noted that for the interest of Anambra, Obi took the opportunity to market the state as an investment destination in South Africa during his visit with President Goodluck Jonathan to South Africa.