Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in the upcoming Anambra elections, Oseloka Obaze says he is determined to create positive changes that will add value to the people of the State rather than celebrate payment of civil servant salaries.
Obaze, who emerged victorious after defeating close rivals such as Ifeanyi Ubah in the Party’s Primaries last month, will be contesting for the November 18 Anambra State Gubernatorial Election.
Unhappy with the administrative incapability of the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the State, Obaze noted that his administration would create a better standard of living to the people devoid of sensationalism in the pages of newspapers.
“First, my government shall not celebrate paying of salaries, it is not an issue. The issue of giving them rice at the end of the year is not so good. When I was in Government, I argued against it. I noticed they simply use civil servants to do business.
At the end of the year, they give them – some 10, some 15, some 20 and some 25 Kg of rice – as one bag and somebody somewhere signs it off as 50 Kg. This is why when civil servants rejoice over such gestures, I am pained. Do investigations and you will be shocked at the identity of those given such contracts. If you want to appreciate civil servants and decide you want one bag of rice, pay it to them as 13th-month salary, that will add to their disposable income.
I have said it on several occasions that Anambra state has been hijacked and is being down. Hype and heavy propaganda is used to cover a lot of things.
While workers rejoice over quarter bags of rice, they are not even aware that Government is impoverishing them by not remitting their contributory pension schemes to the banks. Why should this be so? These are anomalies I noticed while I was in the system, which our interventions were rebuffed. I want to correct all that from the vantage position.”