By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba—WITH less than nine months for Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State to leave office, Deltans seem to be sharply divided on his achievements so far.
While some of the governor’s aides are saying the governor has performed well, some other Deltans disagree and rather tasked the governor to do more by ensuring that the numerous uncompleted and abandoned projects were completed before he vacates office.
Those who spoke to our reporter in Asaba, as the state is set to mark the 23 years anniversary of its creation on August 27, 1991, include the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah, who said: “There are numerous projects the Uduaghan administration has executed and for the few yet to be completed, they will surely come on stream.
“I believe Delta State is on the right course and in capable hands under Uduaghan. At 23, giant strides had been made and even as one of the youngest states in the country, Delta is definitely one of the most developed.”
However, Mr. Patrick Ochei, a journalist working for a local tabloid in Asaba said: “To finish strong, Governor Uduaghan ought to make the grassroots election fair by ensuring he leaves peace and tranquility behind.
“We also want to see a dualised Asaba-Okpanam Road with durable drainage system; we want to see Asaba-Ughelli Road completed. We want to see Stephen Keshi’s Stadium Asaba completed and many other abandoned major projects.
“From now, he should ensure contractors do solid work on our roads, while also opening inter-community roads for easy accessibility.”
The Senior Political Adviser to the governor, Chief Ighoyota Amori, on his part, said: “The state has attained enviable level of development in all ramifications under Governor Uduaghan.
“This is evident in areas of his three-point agenda. The roads, airports, model schools, teaching/specialist hospitals and primary health care facilities are overwhelming.”