Anambra State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Charles Soludo, and his entourage paid a visit to inspect the level of work ongoing at the Amansea – Ebenebe-Ugbenu-Ugbene-Awba Ofemmili road in Awka North Local Government.
The indigents were ecstatic as they greeted the Governor, singing and dancing in celebration of the rapid development he is bringing to the area after previous governments had failed to do so.
Speaking to them, Governor Soludo stated that he has returned for the second time since the flag-off ceremony last year to see how work is progressing.
The Governor stated that he first visited Awba Ofemmili in January 2010 and that he can attest to remarkable progress.
He stated that he has an emotional attachment to the people of Awka North, and that after inspecting the level of work, he is filled with joy, and that he will return next year to commission the road.
Soludo stated that the road construction is the result of a promise made, but this promise was made on a platform, and the party bringing this development is APGA.
He reminded them that during his Governorship Campaign Tour, he promised to declare a state of emergency on state roads and turn Anambra into a large construction site, and that his promises have now been fulfilled.
The Governor urged the people to continue voting for APGA so that the government could continue to provide good democratic dividends to the people.
He thanked the people for voting him into power and urged them to vote for APGA candidates who would work with him to continue the progressive development that is already underway; viable candidates who will go to Abuja and bring Anambra’s share of Federal Government funds.
Soludo claimed Awka North won 12 of 14 wards and called for victory in all the wards in the upcoming election.
“APGA is a party that does not abandon its brothers and sisters, as the party’s slogan ‘Onye aghana nwanne ya’ suggests,” Soludo maintained.
In another development, students from Community Primary School Ugbenu rushed out of their classrooms to greet the Governor.
The Governor attended to the children and explained to them why he visited.
A teacher informed the Governor that only a few teachers were assigned to the school.
Soludo congratulated the newly recruited teachers and encouraged them to provide the children with high-quality education.
The school administration also complained about a lack of teachers and a lack of water supply.
The Governor promised to send more teachers to the school and to install a large water storage tank next week, which will provide efficient water to the school.
The students and teachers couldn’t stop themselves from dancing and singing loudly in praise of the Governor’s kindness and generosity.
In his earlier remarks, the TC Chairman Awka North, Mr Emmanuel Ucheze, expressed his delight at the Governor’s visit to Awba Ofemmili and urged the people to support the Governor, who is also the party’s Leader, by voting massively for APGA in the upcoming election. He promised the Governor that Awka North would not let him down.
Engr Ifeanyi Okoma, Commissioner for Works, stated that the road was flagged off three months ago and that the contractor has met numerous milestones as of today. He stated that the construction company has 12 months to complete its work.
He also stated that as of last year, the road was impassable, but earth work had been completed on 14.35km of the road and stone base on 6km.
Chief Chikodi Anarah, the Commissioner for Homeland Affairs who is also an indigene of Awka North, stated that among all the Governors who have ruled Anambra since the state’s inception, only Governor Soludo has remembered Awka North and brought rapid development to the area. He assured the Governor of the people’s support.
Hon Ikwunne Chimezie, APGA Candidate, Anambra House of Assembly, Awka North, described Governor Soludo’s legacy in the area as something he has accomplished in less than ten months in office. He stated that the Governor has done his part and that the only way to repay him is for a large number of people to vote for APGA.
Hon. Obi Nwankwo, APGA candidate for the Federal House of Representatives, recalled what the Governor told him before running for office. He said Soludo always had an innate desire to remember the poor and oppressed.
He stated that he is not surprised by what the Governor has already begun in Awka North. After the road is built, he says, streetlights will be installed, and investors will come in to build industries and housing estates. He urged the people to support APGA because it is the party that has brought light to the area.
The Chief of Staff, Mr Ernest Ezeajughi, Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Anambra North APGA Party Executives, Anambra North Ward Chairmen, Anambra North Traditional Rulers amongst others accompanied the Governor to the tour.