ByÂ Austin Ogwuda
Asabaâ€”A call has gone to Delta State government to reconsider the contract for the dualization of old Lagos/Agbor road worth over N2 billion due to alleged abandonment of the project.
Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan had during the Delta North senatorial district Town Hall meeting held at Agbor last month, openly told the gathering that indigenous contractors handling projects in the state were not helping matters, as they either abandon jobs awarded to them or execute such jobs shoddily.
He had said that â€œ the contract execution is from our people and if I take them to EFCC you will accuse me, oh governor has brought in the EFCCâ€.
But the chairman, African Solidarity for Defence of Freedom, Clement Ighodarho Osuya, in a statement made available to Vanguard weekend, said â€œthe amazing and lackadaisical attitude exhibited by the state government over handling the tarring and dualisaton of old Lagos/Asaba road Agbor is too devastating.
â€œHow could road awarded months ago with over N2 billion contract sum and no single construction equipment is on site much more tarring the road?
â€œThe most ridiculous part of history is that the SSG and Speaker of the State House are from this constituency and they sit in the comfort of their offices watching this construction company meddle with the people’s democratic rights.
â€œWe call on the state governor to withdraw the contract immediately since the politicians in the area are watching their fatherland being wiped away by floods and the entire Agbor roads is no more motorable.
â€œThe Speaker, SSG and other big political wigs ply this deathtrap road without compelling the construction company to act.â€