Most Abia Residents asking me about flyovers don’t have cars – Governor Ikpeazu
The Executive Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has said it’s nobody’s business as he decided to start a flyover project.
He noted that most of those asking him about the flyover do not have cars.
This was revealed in a viral online video, which captured the moment Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State fired back at a radio presenter after being asked for an update on one flyover he’s been building for six years.
Governor Ikpeazu in the interview that was granted in Igbo language stated that those complaining that the flyover has taken too long should be grateful that “it is growing”.
The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Abia State chapter, had in November alleged that the Federal Ministry of Works has suspended the construction of the Osisioma Ngwa flyover which is under construction by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu administration.
The State chairman of APGA, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, who stated this in Umuahia, also alleged that the suspension was as a result of the project not meeting the required standard.
Ehiemere said the federal ministry of works discovered that the Osisioma Flyover may not be strong enough to withstand pressure from heavy-duty trucks, hence the decision to suspend works on it.
He said, “The Federal Ministry of Works discovered that the Osisioma Ngwa Bridge may not be strong enough to withstand pressure from heavy-duty trucks, hence the decision to suspend works on it.”
Ehiemere also alleged that the PDP government in the state had been insensitive to the plight of Abia masses and pledged that APGA would continue to play the role of a watchdog in the state.
“May we categorically state here that APGA as an opposition party is not ignorant of the few kilometer roads constructed by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu led government in Aba. However, the vital question every reasonable man will ask is ‘whether the State government has reasonably done well in terms of infrastructural development compared to the huge amount of money received for that purpose.
“It is unfortunate that there is no road in Ukwa East and Ukwa West LGAs. It is very shameful that one cannot even access the Ukwa West LGA council headquarters, what of the road leading to Obehie/Azumini which is not accessible as we speak?”