Sen Andy Uba wept, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the November 6 Anambra Governorship election, said that he wept and was deeply touched by the poor road network he saw during his campaign visits to some communities in the state.
Uba in a statement signed by his Director Media and Publicity, Mr Afam Ogene on Sunday in Awka listed some of the communities where the condition of the roads brought tears to his eyes to include Ojoto and Ogidi in Idemili South and Idemili North Local Government Areas of the state.
“For us to get to Ojoto and Ogidi communities respectively, we had to traverse several communities – all sitting on good roads built around 15 years ago.
“But since we flagged off our local government campaigns in Onitsha North and South federal constituency, to Anambra East and West, Oyi and Ayamelum, it has been one hellish movement after another, leaving me with so many questions.
Uba said the culture of poor quality road construction across the state must stop as the badly done roads have cost the state huge losses as funds that ought to be channelled to other sectors, would now be used to rehabilitate roads.
Immediately my government is inaugurated, by the Grace of God, we would face, head-on, the issues of potholes in the state alongside erosion, and subsequently build quality roads that will stand the test of longevity.
Andy Uba praised the ingenuity of Senator Chris Ngige, the APC leader in the state, for building durable road networks that have lasted beyond 15 years, and at a time when the revenue of the state was still meagre.
The APC governorship candidate assured the electorate that he would return the state to the glory days of good connectivity in road network across all 21 local government areas (LGAs) as was experienced under Ngige.
“These communities were reference points when you talk of a good network of roads in south-east under Gov. Ngige, I will bring back the lost glory by God’s grace, I seek your mandate,” he pleaded for Anambra people to vote for him..