Community Mulls Scuttling Okowa’s Reelection Bid Over Abandoned 2.193km Road

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Road project in Delta Community

By; KENNETH ORUSI, Asaba

Ahead of the 2019  general election, the people of Ogidigben, Warri South West council area of Delta State, have warned that unless the state government under the leadership of the Governor, Mr Ifeanyi Okowa, puts modalities in place to complete 2.193 kilometer road, indigenes may scuttle his reelection bid.

“If efforts are not made by the government to effect the completion of that road we will be forced to take drastic decision as it concerns the forthcoming general elections”, the community threatened.

The community called on the Okowa-led administration to as a matter of urgent public interest complete the abandoned 2.193 kilometer OBITOBON-ELOLO-AJAKROUGBO-URUBO reinforced concrete road.

The contract, which was awarded to one METSAN SERVICES LIMITED, in April 2017, has since been allegedly abandoned midway, leading to its deplorable state thereby causing a death trap to indigenes and other road users.

Ebimiyemi Kingsley, a community member, lamented that “The sorry state of the road has left a devastating effect on the social-economic life of the people.

According to him, “The people of the community are appealing to the state governor to please as a matter of urgency, mobilize METSAN SERVICES LIMITED to enable the company resume work on the road project”.

Other community respondents bemoaned the lack of government presence in Ogidigben, saying they have not benefited anything from the present administration, “Are we no longer part of this state? They asked.

Members of the community are already cut off from the rest of the State as the only accessible road leading to it has been rendered impassable due to the abandoned construction works on that road.

At press time, calls to the cellphone of the Works Commissioner, Chief James Augoye, were not responded to.

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