BY VINCENT UJUMADU
AWKA-THE claim by former governor of Anambra State and senator representing Anambra Central in the senate, Dr. Chris Ngige, in a radio programme in Awka that he started the Amansea-Oba Ofemili road during his tenure has pitched him against the incumbent, Mr. Peter Obi.
Obi, who fielded questions on the programme, frowned on the penchant of the former governor to lay claims to most on-going projects in the state as having been started by him.
Ngige had in the radio programme, tagged “Issues” on Rhythm FM Radio in Awka, said he started the on-going multi-million naira Amansea-Ebenebe-Oba-Ofemili road linking the state capital, Awka, with communities in Awka North local government area, a claim that did not go down well with Obi.
Speaking yesterday at the site of the newly completed 165 meters Odor bridge that links many communities in Orumba North local government area, Obi said he would rather concentrate on the execution of projects that are dear to Anambra people than engage in unnecessary debate about who started which project.
He said the people of the state know who started and executed every project.
He added that engaging in idle talks and pedestrian debate over project he was executing with Anambra people’s money would not add any value to the state.
He said: “Let me put the records straight. I personally flagged off the construction of the Amansea-Ebenebe-Oba-Ofemili road. I started it from the scratch. I do not know what somebody stands to gain by claiming what he did not do.”