Action Alliance (AA), Imo State, has urged the state governor, Hope Uzodimma to stop making ridicule of governance.
In a statement, state chairman of the party, Ifeanyi Okponwa-Eze, said the statement recently credited to the governor’s Special Assistant amounts to making ridicule of governance
Okponwa-Eze was reacting to a media report in which the aide was quoted as saying that the Uzodimma administration has within six months built roads that most governments cannot do in four years.
The party chairman described the submission as shallow, height of ridicule and insensitivity to the plight of Imolites.
He also dismissed as inappropriate and diversionary the description of what he termed a party’s constructive engagement, as a smear campaign against the governor.
The AA Chairman stated that the most surprising is that the governor’s spokesperson mentioned roads still under construction as what most governors cannot build in four years.
He maintained that Relief Market, Chukwuma Nwoha and Dick Tiger roads mentioned by the governor’s aide are still undergoing construction and not even nearing completion.
According to him, the most shameful aspect of it was mentioning Relief Market Road which he said is less than a kilometer which the government began constructing in February and has only gone half way.
He held that work on such road and the like should have been completed before rainy season arrived.
The party submitted that it is either the government has decided to play mind games or has set failure as standard.
“How can a government mention roads under construction as achievements and what most governors cannot achieve in four years? That is ridiculous. The most shameful being that of Relief Market Road which is less than a kilometer and started sometime in February. The contractors had all the time to conclude work on that road before the rains, but the snail pace of work on those roads is worrisome”, he stated.
Okponwa-Eze said Imo people will be shocked to hear that the government is satisfied with the snail pace of work on the roads.
He submitted that Uzodimma owes gratitude to Imo people for being the governor this time, and not the other way.
He therefore, urged the governor to see work on the roads as his responsibility and not a favour to Imolites.
Insisting that the Uzodimma administration failed to utilise the opportunity of the dry season to do appreciable works on the roads, AA urged the governor to face squarely the welfare of Imo people.