The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in the 2015 guber elections in Abia State, Alex Otti, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and the Allied Offences Commission (ICPC) to beam search lights on past and present governments.
According to him, this will unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of billions that accrued to the Abia State Government.
Speaking at a press briefing in Lagos, he also noted that the mis-governance in the state had assumed a frightening dimension and had become an intolerable embarrassment, even as Abians were groaning as a result of mounting debts owed workers.
Otti, a former Managing Director of Diamond Bank, also called on the National Assembly to quickly review and withdraw its approval of 200 million Dollar loan for Abia State government.
The said loan is supposedly coming from the African Development Bank (AFDB) with a tenure of about 20 years with a seven year moratorium.
According to him, “This primitive and callous administrative ineptitude has left many Abia workers being owed up to eight months’ salary arrears, making their lives and those of their families miserable.
“Mind you, the above mentioned funds and other funds secured by the Ikpeazu/ PDP led government has nothing to do with the tens of billions of naira gotten by the government as statutory monthly allocations and internally generated revenues.”