Uzoma Nkem Abonta, who represents Abia North in the House of Representatives, has faulted a statement by Senator Senator Orji Uzor Kalu that the federal government is responsible for an ongoing road project in Aba.
“I have heard the statements credited to Senator Orji Uzor Kalu that federal government is fixing and paying for the roads rehabilitation in Aba. As a former governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu ought to know the distinction between federal roads and state roads”, said Abonta.
Abonta also said Kalu is whipping sentiment so as to mislead electorate into voting his younger brother Mascot in the bye-election scheduled to hold in the state on Saturday.
“I strongly advise that campaign of calumny and deceit no longer be. Let’s for once make our campaign to be based on facts, reality and sound logic. My attention was indeed drawn to that statement. Such a statement is hazardous, careless, deceitful and calculated to deceive the people.
“It means he does not understand the problem of Aba. I think that our campaign should be on facts, realty, verifiable figures. Let him tell us anywhere or any state where internal roads of a state are being done by the federal government.
“I think that such a statement coming from him is meant to deceive the electorate.”