THE candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election, Senator Andy Uba, has promised to tackle the menace of potholes and erosion, if elected.
He also berated the state governor, Willy Obiano, over the deplorable condition of roads in the state.
Uba, said this during campaign stops at Ojoto and Ogidi in Idemili South and Idemili North Local Government Areas of the state on Sunday.
The APC candidate said the Obiano-led All Progressives Grand Alliance administration wasted huge funds on shoddily done rehabilitation of roads derisively referred to as “Obiano roads that do not last beyond one raining season”.
“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,” he said.
Speaking about the current state of roads in the state, the APC candidate said, “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.
“When they construct low quality roads across the state, they transfer the burden to the taxpayers who have to pay twice, or more, for the same road over a short span of time.
“Presently, there are endless numbers of potholes in the state because of the low-quality roads constructed by this APGA administration.”