Washed road: Stop distracting Soludo – Protesting traders warn politicians

Traders and residents of Ochanja market area and Fegge neighbourhood in Onitsha, Anambra State on Wednesday protested against antics of desperate politicians discrediting the good works of Governor Chukwuma Soludo in the state.

They warned politicians in the state to desist from distracting Governor Chukwuma Soludo with propaganda.

Media has been awash with reports occasioned by trending video of a road build by Soludo washed off by rainfall on Monday in the area.

But speaking during the protest, Leader of the rally, Chief Okwudili Obinwanne, who spoke to journalists described the protest as solidarity rally to support Soludo for what they called his massive road infrastructure in the state.

He said, “We are protesting against the antics of desperate politicians who are sparing no effort in attempt to discredit the good work that Governor Soludo is doing in Ochanja, Onitsha and Anambra State as a whole. 

“As far as we are concerned nothing is wrong with the road. The contractor was putting the initial layer of asphalt on the road when the very first major rain in Anambra fell with the attendant flood unseating the hot asphalt that is yet to settle on the stone base and cement stabilization components that had earlier been compacted on the stretch of road.

“Nothing happened to warrant the recriminations and campaign of calumny being carried against Soludo and his government.

“For over four decades, subsequent governments have come and gone, without thinking of reconstructing or doing any meaningful palliative on the Ochanja road. Before now, the road was one dusty and cratered stretch that never crossed the previous governors’ minds.

“But within two years of Soludo’s administration our story changed in a manner that beat their imagination. Moreso, the quality of roads are Julius Berger standard, with street lights to match. We will not tolerate any politician that dares to play dirty politics with our welfare.”

They carried placards with varying inscriptions, calling on politicians to avoid distracting the governor, and also commending him for the standard of the roads he has built in the state so far.

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