By Ikeugonna Eleke
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Andy Uba has lamented the poor state of roads in Anambra State.
Uba said the state with its poor condition of roads has departed from its glory days of good connectivity in road network across the 21 local government areas.
Uba who spoke on Sunday in Ojoto and Ogidi in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state, during a campaign tour, stated that the culture of poor quality road construction across the state, as done by the present All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has cost the state huge losses in funds.
He said funds which ought to be channeled to other sectors, would now be used to rehabilitate roads now derisively referred to as “Obiano Roads” that did not last beyond one raining season.
He said: ‘For us to get to Ojoto and Ogidi in Idemili South and Idemili North Local Government Areas, respectively, we had to traverse several communities – all sitting on good roads built around 15 years ago by Ngige.
‘But since we flagged off our local government campaigns in Onitsha North and South Federal Constituency, to Anambra East and West, Oyi and Ayamelum, it has been one hellish movement after another, leaving one wondering where and where Governor Obiano’s bogus road construction projects are.
‘This APGA government has, in fact, frittered away the resources of the state. When they construct low quality roads across the state, they transfer the burden to the taxpayers who have to pay twice, or more, for the same road over a short span of time. Presently, there are endless numbers of potholes in the state because of the low quality roads constructed in the state by this APGA administration.
‘Immediately my government is inaugurated, by the grace of God, we would face, head on, the issues of potholes in the state alongside erosions, and subsequently build quality roads that will stand the test of longevity, as the leader of our party, Chris Ngige, did several years ago,’ Uba assured.