Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has revealed that his administration has commenced and delivered no fewer than 150 roads in the past seven years since it came on board.
The governor also hinted that at the moment, about 48 road projects across the state are at their advance stages which he hopes will be completed before the end of the administration next year.
The governor who spoke in a state-wide broadcast as part of activities marking the 31st anniversary since the creation of the state noted that the projects executed by his administration will serve as monuments to the work his leadership did after the expiration of his tenure.
He said, “We have over 150 roads which our administration has commenced and delivered in the course of our tenure. We are strongly advancing work on another 48 roads and we have a target to finish them before we hand them over to the next administration by May 29, 2023.
“One aspect of these projects I am proud of is their strategic significance and economic importance. A project like the Osisioma Interchange has forever changed the trafficking narrative at that junction.
“Users of that road in recent years will recall how they were often condemned to spend hours in traffic due to the lockdown on the road at peak periods. Today, that episode is in the past as there is now a guaranteed seamless flow of traffic along the axis in addition to the aesthetic uplift of the general environment.
“The adjoining Aba Owerri Road which also hitherto used to be a nightmare has been rebuilt and expanded with relevant road furnishings installed.
“Roads abutting the Aba Owerri road have also been opened up to ventilate the city of Aba.
“We have a solid Abayi Umueze-ABSUTH road built with our signature rigid pavement technology that is a beauty. The perennial swamp along that axis leading to recurrent road failure has been decisively resolved. Kamalu , MCC and Eziukwu roads are all our signature projects. Down Okpu Umuobo road, we are completing and bringing back the old road that leads to Mgboko Obingwa LGA Secretariat from where motorists can join the new Obikabia – Obikabia Road and emerge at the Enugu – Port Harcourt Expressway.
“Our work in other areas of Aba are equally heartwarming for their strategic importance. Osusu, Imaculate, Milverton, Azikiwe, Ukaegbu, Ehere, Umuola, Ebenma, Egege, Opobo, Okigwe, Chima Nwafor Road and other roads we have built around the city are all of immeasurable importance to the continued economic vibrancy of Aba. We have advanced work on the Ngwa Road axis where we have constructed 6 internal roads so far. We are hard at work on Omuma, Obohia, Ohanku, Uratta and Port Harcourt roads which we will complete before we leave office.
“Today, for the first time in over 30 years, our major markets in Aba are now accessible by road. The Eziukwu Cemetery road leading to the popular Cemetery Market which had long been forgotten is now fully rebuilt and back to life and it is easy now to connect that market from Aba-Owerri road seamlessly. Same goes for the Ngwa Road Market and the Ariaria International Market.
Photos From Labour Party Presidential Campaign In Abia
The Presidential Campaign of Labour Party holds in UMUAHIA the capital of Abia State today. The people of the city all troop out to attend the campaign rally. H.E Peter Obi and the Vice Presidential candidate Ahmed Datti and their first lady are all present.
2023: Group Slam Rumour Mongers, Says Al-mustapha100% In the Race
By Emma Peter, Abuja
As 2023 is fast approaching, Hamza Al-mustapha, the presidential candidate of Action Alliance has dismissed public insinuation and media reports from different quarters that he has withdrawn from the race, saying the claims are unfounded and untrue.
Hamza Al-mustapha Volunteer Youth Ambassadors’ in a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, through the Director General of the group, Sir, Abdullahi Mohammed Narabi, said, that some politicians have been spreading fake news alleging that His Excellency Dr. Hamza Al-mustapha, the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance has withdrawn from the upcoming 2023 presidential race.
According to him, that the group deployed radio and TV jingles including posters of a purported new a presidential candidate of Action Alliance (AA) currently in circulation as deliberate attempt to dissuade and weaken the morale of citizens especially voters.
However, NAVOYA said, that findings has revealed that the claim is part of grand plot to create confusion and misdirect the mindset of Nigerians.
“NAVOYA attention is drown to a group of money striking politicians who claimed by spreading fake news that His Excellency Dr. Hamza Al-mustapha, the presidential candidate of Action Alliance (AA) has withdrawn from the upcoming 2023 presidential race; this claims is unfunded and untrue.
“The group deployed radio and TV jingles including posters of a purported new presidential candidate of Action Alliance (AA) currently in circulation as deliberate to weaken the morale of citizens especially eligible voters from voting for His Excellency Dr. Hamza Al-mustapha in 2023 presidential race.
“HAVOYA findings revealed that the claim is part of a grand plot to create confusion and misdirect the mindset and feelings of majority of the eligible voters who are supporters of His Excellency Dr. Hamza Al-mustapha”, it said.
“His Excellency Dr.Hamza Al-mustapha is the only presidential candidate of Action Alliance as published by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and is one hundred percent in the 2023 presidential race. Therefore, all supporters of His Excellency Dr. Hamza Al-mustapha are to remain peaceful and resolute and come out on the February 25, 2023 to vote for the true change that will secure the country and protect the people with a brighter future that is fair for all”, it further added.
Mr. Mohammed also added that Hamza Al-mustapha remain the only presidential candidate with indept knowledge and technical competency needed to address the current insecurity challenges bedeviling the country as he is however ready to provide the leadership required to make Nigeria great again.
“His Excellency Dr. Hamza Al-mustapha remain the only presidential candidate with indept knowledge and technical competency needed to address the current insecurity challenges in Nigeria, and he is ready to provide the leadership needed to drive process of making Nigeria great again”, he said.
NAVOYA called on all radio and television stations, print and online newspapers to maintain professionalism in the discharge of their duties by verifying information before disseminating to the public and inline with the guidelines laid down.
“We call on all well-meaning radio and television, print and online newspapers to maintain professionalism in the discharge of their duties by verifying information before disseminating in line with the guidelines laid down in the National Peace Agreement signed by all presidential candidates and political parties to avoid litigation”.
Similarly, Dr. Hamza Al-mustapha and NAVOYA wishes to commiserate with all the people affected by the flood disaster and also extend condolences to those who have lost their beloved ones.
“Presidential candidate of Action Alliance and NAVOYA wish to commiserate with all the people affected by the flood disaster and extend condolences to all our brothers and sisters who lost their beloved ones including whose properties were destroyed”,
Yoruba Nation: APC Kicks As Akintoye Attacks Tinubu
The leader of the Yoruba Nation self-determination struggle, Professor Banji Akintoye, has said he did not authorise a congress of the apex body of the Yoruba self-determination struggle, Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide, being rumoured to take place in Ibadan on Tuesday, November 1 (today).
Akintoye accused the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, of using some members of the self-determination struggle to destroy the movement because of his presidential ambition.
The IOO leader, who said this in a statement on Monday, said he had to do this to debunk the claim by Funmi Soyemi, the outgoing Chairman of the Ilana Interim Management Committee of the organisation, that a world congress of Ilana Omo Oodua will be held tomorrow in Ibadan.
Akintoye said, “The people planning the congress are few agents of Nigerian politicians within the struggle. Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, is currently recruiting some power-seeking individuals within the self-determination struggle to either discredit me or destroy the movement completely.
“I am sending out this short message to all Yoruba people worldwide that I did not authorise any meeting of Ilana Omo Oodua to be held tomorrow in Ibadan, Oyo State. Those behind the gathering are a few people working for Nigerian politicians who are determined to discredit our noble struggle.
“I hereby dissociate myself from such a gathering and I want the whole world to know the meeting is illegal, unauthorised, and unknown to Ilana Omo Oodua Worldwide. Thus, whatever resolutions are reached at the meeting are null and void.”
The statement further went on to note that, “Also, Bola Tinubu has threatened to destroy Ilana Omo Oodua and other serious self-determination organisations in Yorubaland because we told him that he is merely after his personal interest and not the interest of the Yoruba people.
“As a result, I implore you to disregard all of his agents within our system and become more focused on our struggle for freedom and liberation.”
When contacted for reaction, the Chief Spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, could not immediately confirm if the presidential candidate is scheduled to be at the congress of Ilana Omo Oodua in Ibadan on Tuesday (today).
He said, “The itinerary of Asiwaju that I have for tomorrow is the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I cannot confirm if he is attending the World Congress of Ilana Omo Oodua tomorrow at Ibadan.”
When asked to react to Akintoye’s accusation that Tinubu is seeking to destroy the Yoruba self-determination struggle by using some members of the movement, Keyamo declared that there was no iota of truth in the allegation.
He also queried who elected Prof. Akintoye as the mouthpiece of the Yoruba race.
“Are the Yoruba a group of people who arrogate to themselves the leadership status? When did the Yoruba gather to elect some of these characters?
“I speak authoritatively because I am also Yoruba and I have a right to be Afenifere with any Yoruba group. That is because my mother is a full-blooded Yoruba woman, a princess of the throne in Ilaro. I am an Egbado man myself. My first cousin is the Olu of Ilaro. I can confidently claim to be part of Afenifere.
“All I am trying to tell you is that the Yoruba have not appointed any of such characters to speak on behalf of the Yoruba race,” he said.