Senator Andy Uba, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 6 Anambra Governorship election, has pledged that if elected, he will address the problems of potholes and erosion.
He also chastised the state governor, Willy Obiano, for the poor state of roads in the state.
Uba stated this during campaign stops in Ojoto and Ogidi in Idemili South and Idemili North Local Government Areas.
The APC candidate claimed that the Obiano-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) administration squandered huge funds on shoddy road reconstruction, that are being described as “Obiano roads that do not last beyond one raining season”.
According to Uba:
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, His Excellency, Chris Ngige did several years ago.
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 Governor Obiano’s bogus road construction projects are.
The candidate notes that when they build low-quality roads across the state, they shift the burden to tax payers, who end up paying twice or more for the same road in a short period of time.
As a result of the low-quality roads developed by this APGA administration, there are currently an unending amount of potholes in the state.