- $1 Billion Oil Facility: Enugu Group Congratulates Mbah*
- Challenges other guber candidates to showcase track record
- Accuses Edeoga of ‘fictitious’ petition
An Enugu political pressure group, the Enugu Good Governance Group (E-3G), has congratulated the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State and Founder/CEO of Pinnacle Oil and Gas Ltd., Dr. Peter Mbah on the successful unveiling of Pinnacle’s $1 Billion dollars *(about N774 billion naira)* petroleum products facility by President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend.
The group said the official launch of the ultra-modern petroleum products intake, storage, and offtake terminal located in the Lekki Free Zone, stood Dr. Mbah poles apart as an accomplished entrepreneur, who Enugu needed *in this time* of national economic crises, and urged other governorship contestants to showcase what they have been able to achieve “outside feeding fat off government”.
This was even as they accused Labour Party’s governorship candidate in the state, Hon. Chijioke Edeoga of masterminding what it described as a malicious publication by faceless lawyers dissuading President Buhari from unveiling the facility as planned.
Members of the group bared their minds in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Odinaka Okechukwu, who also hails *from Mgbuji,* Eha-Amufu Ward 3 as Edeoga.
In the statement made available to reporters in Enugu on Sunday, E-3G, said: “The successful unveiling of the ambitious facility by the President goes to confirm that Dr. peter Mbah is the kind of leader Enugu State needs at this time of highly diminished oil revenue when leaders must think outside the box to navigate their people from the prevalent national economic crisis to prosperity and sustainable development”.
Continuing, the group stated; “It is, however, very regrettable and shameful that while the President, sector regulators, local and foreign industry players, well-meaning Nigerians and captains of industry were celebrating our own son and Pinnacle over this record-breaking project, Edeoga and his group were busy using a fictitious group to *play politics* and malign Mbah and his accomplishment.
“We wish to remind Edeoga that the only constituency project he attracted as Member representing Enugu East/Isi-Uzo Federal Constituency from 1999 to 2003, which is located around Central School Ohuala in his hometown, Eha-Amufu, is still in ruins after more than two decades.
“We hold that those, who aspire to govern Enugu State in 2023 must first of *all* show us what they have been able to accomplish in public and private sectors. We need people with track records of excellence and you cannot be Enugu’s governor by virtue of being in government for 25 years as council chairman, Member of the House of Representatives, presidential aide, and a two-time commissioner with nothing to show for it for your people or the state, except primitive aggrandisement”.
E-3G enjoined Enugu people not to be carried away by people trying to hide under Peter Obi’s presidential candidacy when they failed in offices earlier entrusted to them.
Comrade Odinaka Okechukwu
National Coordinator, E-3G
Dated 23rd Oct. 2022