A chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP and the fast Previous Common Supervisor of the Abia State Environmental Safety Company, ASEPA, Victor Okechukwu Apugo, has decried the politics of godfatherism allegedly being displayed underneath the previous and present authorities within the state.
Apugo who harped on the unfavourable results of Godfatherism on the individuals and the event of the state asserted that the apply,(Godfatherism), and faux recognition being exhibited by the political class in Abia, had introduced systematic slavery on the Abia constituents.
He opined that if this apply just isn’t nipped within the bud, it could proceed to impede the financial and infrastructural growth of Abia State, geared toward giving a way of belongings to the populace.
Apugo, in an interview with reporters in Umuahia, on Sunday, additionally expressed concern on the growing price of youth restiveness within the state, which he attributed to unhealthy governance and godfatherism on the aspect of political leaders within the state.
He vowed that Abia youth would vehemently resist the additional imposition of candidates and Godfatherism, as they’re fed up with mis-governance and are craving for a individuals oriented authorities.
Apugo mentioned that no political place within the state together with governorship, senate, home of representatives and home of meeting shall once more be “by anointing”.
The PDP chieftain additionally said that days of imposition in Abia politics have been over, saying the youths have been now able to take their destinies of their palms, insisting that individuals should be allowed to freely select their representatives.
“Abia governorship just isn’t on the market. Our senatorial slots will not be on the market. No political workplace is on the market in Abia. The way forward for our individuals can’t be mortgaged anymore. No godfather, irrespective of how extremely positioned, will likely be allowed to impose any candidate on the individuals of the constituency”.
Whereas warning political godfathers to steer clear from the Abia 2023 politics or be disgraced by the individuals, he posited that youths would solely assist candidates primarily based on their competence and antecedents.
Apugo, nevertheless, urged all these aspiring for any political workplace within the constituency in addition to the Abia Central senatorial district to be able to topic themselves to the due technique of choice of candidates no matter their events.
“Any candidate imposed on the individuals of the constituency together with the Senatorial seat, Home of Representatives or State Home of Meeting will lose the election as a result of the individuals have realised that it’s now not enterprise as common.