The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not happy with the Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, for his recent criticism of the leadership of the Anglican Church, Aba Diocese. The PDP believes that Otti’s attack was inappropriate and should not have happened.
The Abia PDP Vice Chairman and Acting State Chairman, Hon. Abraham Amah, expressed disappointment in Otti’s response to the advice given by the Synod of the Anglican Church of Aba Diocese. The Synod had advised the government to fix the economic roads in Aba and to stop firing civil servants. Instead of taking this advice seriously, Otti responded with intolerance and brought politics into the situation.
Otti claimed that one of the signatories of the Synod’s communique had asked him to exempt her daughter from the mass firing of civil servants. He also alleged that the same signatory had requested him to support a factional Chairman of NULGE and to impose a certain traditional ruler as the Chairman of the Traditional Rulers Council.
The PDP finds Otti’s response insulting to the members of the Synod and the entire Anglican Communion. They believe that Otti’s claims are false and that the content of the communique is clear to anyone, even those who do not live in Abia State. The PDP points out that thousands of civil servants have been fired and important roads in Aba have not been given attention.
The PDP finds it strange that Otti is accusing the past administration of not following proper procedures when he himself is guilty of the same offense, and to a greater extent. They believe that Otti has not followed due process in many of his actions as Governor and has disregarded the rules of the civil service.