Abia State Commissioner for Information and Strategy Barr Eze Chikamnayo has responded to allegations made by a former Commissioner for Local Government and chieftaincy affairs, Commissioner for Trade and Investment under the Administration of Gov Okezie Ikpeazu calling him a relic who belongs to the past.
Chikamnayo who was responding to issues raised by Chief Charles Ogbonna regarding how the State is being run and achievements of governor Okezie Ikpeazu during an interview on Umuahia based radio station and monitored by National Ambassador Newspaper, said that the onetime former Deputy Chief of Staff office of the Deputy Governor, was being economical with truth over his recent assessment.
Chief Ogbonna had accused the governor of not doing enough in developing Abia North Senatorial zone and governor’s perceived trouncation of equity in the State.
But in swift reaction, the information commissioner revealed that Charles Ogbonna has lost with the present realities in the State and now belongs to the past even as he accused him of being smart by half.
According to Chikamnayo every part of Abia North has witnessed tremendous development in all facets of the state economy, including road construction, health care development among others.
He said that the former commissioner in the State should also own responsibility if Abia has not developed as expected as he has been part of the system since 1999 and wondered why he lost his voice all the while.
On the issue of equity in regards to 2023 elections he advised Chief Ogbonna to begin charity at home by settling the issue of who represents the people of Ikwuano/ Umuahia Federal Constituency.
He wondered why Ogbonna did not see anything wrong when a family held the Senate and house of Assembly positions.
Abia information boss further advised Chief Charles Ogbonna to keep quite if he has nothing to say, adding that he must learn to manage his loses in politics.