Onitsha residents protest attempt to discredit Governor Soludo

Some residents of Onitsha have taken to the streets to protest against the video report that a section of the Ochanja road under construction by the Anambra State government was washed away during a downpour, saying it was an attempt to rubbish the state governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo.

The placard-carrying traders from Ochanja market and residents of Fegge, a neighbourhood close to Ochanja market, alleged that desperate politicians were at work.

They urged them to leave Governor Soludo alone to concentrate on the delivery of dividends of democracy to the people.

Speaking on behalf of the concerned residents, Chief Okwudili Obinwanne lamented that politicians in the state were leaving no stone unturned in their attempt to discredit the good work that Governor Soludo is doing in Ochanja in particular and Anambra State as a whole.

Obinwanne added that as far as they were concerned, nothing was wrong with the road under construction.

He continued that what happened was that the contractor was putting the initial layer of asphalt on the road when the very first major rain in Anambra fell with the attendant flood unseating the hot asphalt that is yet to settle on the stone base and cement stabilisation components that had earlier been compacted on the stretch of road.

The spokesman asserted that nothing serious happened to warrant the recriminations and campaign of calumny being carried against Soludo and his government.

He stated further that,“Before now, the road was one dusty stretch that never crossed the previous governor’s minds. But within two years of Soludo’s administration the story changed in a manner that beat everyone’s imagination.”

“Moreso, the quality of roads are of high standard, with street lights to match,” he added.

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