As people all over the world are reacting to cold reception of Imo people to President Mohammadu Buhari to the state to commission some works executed the government of Hope Uzodinma, many groups have reacted the reality of the said commissioned road projects.
Many insisted that many of the project are not anywhere to sight, while others said it was past administration of Governors Rochas and Ihedioha respectively that either constructed or rehablitated it.
Among them is the Owerri League of professionals in a release signed by the President-General Chief Ohamara Anthony argued that one the road commissioned by President Buhari was deception to Mr. President and embarrassment to the people living in the area and Imo State in general has demanded an apology from Gov. Hope Uzodimma.
The road in question Nekede-Ihiagwa-Obinze which commissioned is the deplorable condition that motorists finds if very difficult to ply it thereby causing untold hardship to the of the area, but to their surprised days ago some portion of the road was washed and repainted and commission today as a competed project.
Below is the full release by Owerri League of Professionals
UZODINMA DECEIVED PRESIDENT BUHARI TO COMMISSION NON-EXISTENT ROAD IN OUR AREA.
THIS MOCKERY OF BAD ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE IN OUR LAND IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE
– WE DEMAND IMMEDIATE APOLOGY FROM IMO STATE GOVERNMENT
Our attention has been drawn to stories in the media that President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Imo State today has yielded in the commissioning of the Nekede-Ihiagwa-Obinze Road. It has also been reported that the road in question was built by the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma.
What is even more outrageous is that we have seen pictures of an old portion of the road which was washed, repainted, decorated and presented to Mr. President. And this was today commissioned.
While we thank the President for finding time to be in Imo to see things for himself, as the apex leadership body in the area with the purported road project, we feel deeply insulted by the entire charade and perfidy put together by Imo State Government. This act of commissioning a non-existent road has come to people as a clear mockery of the pains and agonies associated with the poor road infrastructure in our area.
This has further reinforced our fears that the incumbent administration in Imo is not concerned about our plight, and is heartbreaking. We therefore demand an immediate apology from Senator Uzodinma so as to remedy to situation, while also urging the Governor to be alive to his responsibility of providing infrastructure to Imo people.
Chief Ohamara Anthony
September 9, 2021.