By Gbenga Oke
RIVERS State governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the April 11 election, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has commiserated with three communities in Ahoada West Local Government Area in the state ravaged by flood.
The three communities whose inhabitants have been displaced by flood are Joinkrama, Akinima and Ubie
According to him, the devastating flood occasioned by the Orashi River overflowing its banks, submerged houses and farmlands of the agrarian communities leading to the displacement of the inhabitants and the loss of their livelihood.
Peterside, who expressed his sadness over the development said: “It is unfortunate to observe the disruption to lives and livelihoods of our people across these flood ravaged communities at this time. Indeed, it is sad to note that most residents in the various communities now access their homes through canoes and makeshift bridges. Government should immediately come to the aid of these people by providing them safe location of abode; urgent medical attention because of the imminent breakout of diseases and provide them food and safe drinking water until the situation returns to normal.”