By Emmanuel Nnaji, ABAKALIKI
The people of Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constitency have expressed their unreserved gratitude to their representative, Comrade Chinedu Ogah, for constructing unity bridges in their areas
They made this expression while speaking to AKELICIOUS NEWS in Abakaliki, where they maintained that it is the first of its kind since the era of Democracy in the state.
Some stakeholders of Ndegu under Amudo Community in Ezza South Local Government Area, including the overall village head, Morgan Ogboji, Chinedu Ogah Youth Leader of Amudo/Okofia Ward, Joseph Igbo, Pastor Chukwuemeka Ugbo and Mrs. Virginia Adumike who could not hide their feelings went ahead thus:
“Chinedu Ogah is one person in a million.
The state is called PDP and PDP has not made any reasonable effort to help us construct this bridge and as God would have it, divinely, Comrade came in as a finger of God.
“More than 10 years before now, this bridge was impassable, since I was born, it has been like this and several accidents have occurred here whereby some of the victims were rushed to the hospitals, though no death was recorded but the victims sustained severe injuries.
People rather go round with their motorcycle to connect to expressway because their is no way to cross this bridge.
This bridge was to be cited elsewhere but God turned it and said this is the place it will be.The only bridge we use before is those planks which we managed to attach with the help of the Chairman of Ndegu village.
So with this now, the era of planks and the accidents is over.
“Ever since we started talking about elections where aspirants campaign for votes and make promises, nobody has ever accomplished such, no other person has done such since 1999 that Democracy came, even when we’ve had two Federal representatives from Ezza.
Nobody ever cared about this bridges except Comrade Ogah who is just less than 7 months on seat. He is representing us well and he is working. This is the first person below few months of his entry, has affected so many lives, communities and all other things positively and so many people have been employed.
“Expressly, I thank him and I pray that God Almighty will still move him higher even to the Senatorial level and fight for him. In short, for this great thing he has done, we shall support him again.
In the same vein, the story was not different with the residents of Amajim in Ameka Community of the same Council as the Vice President of Amajim Town Union, Mr Kenneth Nwokpoku, Amajim APC Party woman leader, Nwali Eucharia, Youth President, Omoha Celestine, Youth DOS, Charles Nwafor among others, maintained that Ogah has changed their economic situation beyond expectations as they further pledged their unalloyed support to him.
Meanwhile, AKELICIOUS NEWS gathered that six(6) bridges have been constructed in Ezza South by the Law Maker, whereas the Supervisor of the projects, Engr. Uchenna Nwanchor, estimated each of the projects to 10 million naira, adding that only superior materials were used.
He commended the constituents for their contributions towards the achievement of such targeted goal and further assured them of the durability of the bridges.