Washed road: Traders hold solidarity rally, berate politicians for distracting Gov Soludo

by John Ojewale
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Traders in Ochanja Market and residents of the Fegge community in Anambra State have advised politicians not to use propaganda to distract Governor Chukwuma Soludo.

Traders and citizens made this statement during a solidarity march to support Soludo for what they described as the state’s significant road infrastructure.

The sympathy gathering followed a viral video of Soludo building a road in the neighbourhood, which was washed away by rain on Monday.

However, during the solidarity march on Wednesday, the traders dismissed the film as mere propaganda designed to distract the governor.

Chief Okwudili Obinwanne, the rally’s leader, told journalists that they are condemning the actions of desperate politicians who are going to whatever length to tarnish Soludo’s work 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.

“As far as we know, 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 said.








cc: Daily Post Ng

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