A governorship aspirant in the next year election in Abia State under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ambassador Okey Emuchay has submitted his nomination form at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.
Speaking with journalists shortly after submitting the form, Emuchay described Abia state as a failed state which needs deliverance from the hands of bad administrators.
He noted that he is in the race to rescue the state saying that the resources of the state has been wasted over the year.
“That there is every need for a rescue mission to avoid it from total collapse,” he said. “The time to do rescue the state from bad governance is now.”
He lamented that growth and development in the state have been on a stand still for years while the youths of the state are wasting away when they should be gainfully employed.
Emuchay also frowned at the rate at which refuse has taken over every part of the state when such could be used to turn around the fortunes of the state such as creating wealth and electricity that could power the economy of the state.
He said that he has a blue print on how to move the state forward, stressing that one of the stadium in South Africa where Super Eagles played during World Cup was designed by a Nigerian.
“These are the people who are ready to help us and such people are within us,” he said
Emuchay noted the state government has found it difficult to pay staff salaries and pensioners, adding that as a federal pensioner, he receives his alert at the end of every month for his pension and such should be replicated in the state.
According to him, Aba the land of his birth is now a disaster area, “as waste have taken over every part of the commercial town and it is now a place where people struggle with waste to find their way to their homes”.
He said, “Most of the schools where I went to are now in a dilapidated state, Ngwa High School Aba is now an army barrack which is a shame while the primary schools have been turned into market stalls”.
“The state government has found it very difficult to pay staff salaries and parents who are owed arrears of salaries are now struggling to pay school fees for their children in private schools because of the decrepit state of public schools”.