|Dr. Uche Sampson Ogah (pictured center) during sightseeing in his
Mega Factory in Onuaku, Isikwuato LGA, Abia State
The President of Masters Energy group, Dr. Uche Sampson Ogah has charged Nigerians to sit up and start asking questions from their elected leaders.
Ogah said he believes in the people and the people are the power! According to him, one of the biggest problems in Nigeria today is because the people are not asking questions from the leaders they elected into public offices.
Dr. Ogah, who was the former gubernatorial candidate in the 2015 election in Abia State, stated this when he received the members of the Online Media Practitioners of Nigeria, Abia State Chapter (AMPON), in his Onuaku home, in Isiukwuato LGA, Abia State.
Speaking with the journalists, Ogah said, “I think one of the major problem in Nigeria today is because we the masses are not asking questions from the people we elected into public offices, how they are managing our public funds, which supposed to be used in giving us good governance.
“It’s time people should sit up and start asking questions, demand a better governance from the elected leaders because we voted for them. Any elected leaders who did not deliver his mandate properly should be chased out when he comes to our constituency to campaign.
“Let’s start acting, I believe if we start acting, the elected leaders will know that the people are the power.
Abia As A Case Study
Using Abia State as a case study, Ogah said, “Despite all the money borrowed so far, and the one set to be borrowed, including first and second tranche of Parish club refund, Internally generated revenue and the State allocation, but salaries are still owed to civil servants, no tangible projects where the money has been spent on, nor good roads and still, people are not asking questions.
“Let me tell you, if we don’t start asking questions, the leaders will take us for granted.
“Such happens to some part of the North, and the masses rise up and act, they chased some of their leaders, stone them, that is what Nigerians supposed to be doing when they sense the leaders they elected isn’t delivering the promises they vowed for.
Corruption In Nigeria
Speaking on why there is so much corruption in Nigeria, even in the state levels, Ogah said, people elected into government see it as a place to loot, not to serve.
“I know governance as an act of serving the people, but in Nigeria reverse is the case, because most of those elected into public offices see it as a means of looting the people they’re serving.
“Destroying the people’s future, making mockery of governance, thereby making politics look so much evil.
He charged Nigerians to first access the person who they want to vote for, know the person’s credibility and know if the person can be transparent in leadership.
“If Nigeria can remove the juicy part in leadership, I believe the bad egg will make a way for the people that have good intention to take over and deliver good governance to the people.
“Being elected into a political position means you are being called upon to serve the people, not for your personal interest or your family and your relation but for all the masses that voted for you. Ogah said.
The Masters Energy boss who recently defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC, insisted that PDP in Abia is structured like a cult, adding that by 2019, there will be nothing PDP and APC will take over and give the people the real change it deserves.
Meanwhile, he took the journalists round his Mega Factory (Masters Instant Noodles) situated in his hometown in Onuaku, Isikwuato LGA, Abia State – where he showed the press men the magnificent of the factory and what it can produce.
Ogah, although, did not say if he will contest for the governorship position in Abia in 2019, but stressed that Abia deserves the best, adding that to let that happen, the Abians should rise up and take a stand.
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