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The member representing Aniocha-Oshimili Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Onyemaechi Mrakpor has been criticized for alleged bad leadership and inability to attract development to the constituency.
Elder Anene Chigbue, a stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the constituency and in Delta State who made the criticism, decried what he described as the poor performance of Mrs. Mrakpor, pointing out that the dismal situation calls for the need for a more capable and experienced person to take over from her.
Accordingly, he proposed that Rt. Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, from who Mrs. Mrakpor took over should return to the Green Chamber being a tested representative when he was there, to go a salvage the alleged bad leadership and the current ugly situation created by Mrs. Mrakpor.
Chigbue, who spoke on the aspirations of Ndudi Elumelu who is staging a comeback bid to the House of Representatives that he left in 2015, said: “Thank God he has been there before, it makes his re-election bid easier because he has a track record, which speaks for him. His records will enable one to judge if he was selfish or proud when he was there and compare with what is happening now.”
He continued: “Hon. Mrakpor had not been able to attract a single project aside her statutory N120m projects in a year, and for the three years she had been there she merely attracted the N360m statutory budget. We want Hon, Elumelu who can compete favourably with the 366 House of Representatives members to be able to attract meaningful development to the constituency.”
The PDP chieftain stressed that Nigerians will vote massively for the PDP at all levels since they are now aware that the All Progressive Congress (APC) is not a political parties but a convergence of strange bed fellows, noting that if APC was a political party President Buhari could have been a member but unfortunately the reverse was the case.
He chided the President Buhari-led Federal Government for his anti-democratic tendencies and penchant for lawlessness, maintaining that Nigerians will vote for PDP in the 2019 general elections since it is obvious that APC cannot guarantee freedom of the citizens or respect the tenets of democracy, as well as provide security for them.
“Deltans are intelligent and can decide for themselves. The Okowa- led PDP government in Delta has touched every aspect of human development in the state. Even in a situation where there is paucity of funds he is still striving to develop all parts of the state, paying huge debts and bringing development to the state,” Chigbue said.