April 17, 2024

Chief Eholor Lambasts Fashola, Obaseki, others Over Deplorable Federal Roads in Edo

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The President of One Love Foundation.and Human Right Activists, Chief Patrick Eholor has lambasted the Minister of Works and Power, Babatunde Fashola, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Senator Matthew Urhoghide and Engr. Ogbeide Ihama over their insensitivities to the people of Edo State on the deplorable Federal roads in the state.

He said the Minister openly boasted to Nigerians that a serious government in Nigeria should be able to fix power within six months, adding that, over six years now, the Buhari led administration has left the people in darkness while Federal roads are unpassable.

Chief Eholor expresses his displeasure today, 12th October, 2021 during a protest he organized to block the RCC junction of Warri-Sapele road of the Benin City axis to send a strong message to the Federal and Edo State Governments.

He also lambasted the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Hon. Ogbeide Ihama and other legislators in the state for failing to draw the Federal Government’s attention to the deplorable roads in Edo State.

Addressing newsmen at the failed portion at the RCC Junction of the Benin/Sapele Road, Chief Patrick Eholor also condemned the attitude of Mr. Godwin Obaseki for failing to write the Edo State House of Assembly and copy the National Assembly and the presidency over the failed roads in the state.

“In the first instance, this is Governor Obaseki state, the governor ought to write to the Edo State House of Assembly, and copy to the National Assembly and also send copy to the Federal House of Representatives over the deplorable condition of our roads, so that the federal government will do the needful.

“The Edo State House of Assembly don’t know their responsibility. It is a big shame to Matthew Urhoghide, Engr. Ogbeide Ihama, and other federal legislators that their own state has turned to no-going area in terms of bad federal road.

“You will be recalled that during the APC in the last presidential election, Babatunde Fashola, boasted that if APC is voted into power, the bad roads and electricity across the country will be a thing of the past in six months. Fashola has failed in that regard. He become the minister of power, road and transport, and I am sure that Babatunde Fashola has been travelling conveniently with a chopper or an airplane with his family.

“We have a lot of soldier men died in this place, we have a lot of policemen died in this place, we have a lot of students died in this place, the women can not longer transport their goods, their farm products to their destination. This failed portion has become a dead spot for herdsmen, armed robbers. But are will going to continue blaming President Buhari.

Going further, “Of course, President Buhari have his own fair share. We have never had it as worst as we have it in President Buhari administration. However, people have an obligation and responsibility in his cabinet to get things done at the right time.

“I want to say vehemently that I am disappointed with Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for allowing this Sapele Road to generate to this level. In the first instant, one would have expected Mr. Godwin Obaseki to write to the Edo State House of Assembly and a communique will be sent to the National Assembly and a copy to the presidency that our road is bad so that they will do the needful. I think our members in the house of assembly don’t know their responsibility.

“Enough is enough. We will continue to stay here until Mr. Godwin Obaseki and Babatunde Fashola respond to our request,” he emphasized.

The protesters with different inscription, “Voice of Nigerians Demanding For Good Governance”, ‘Fix Our Roads”, “Fix Our Hospitals”, “Fix Our Industries”, ‘Empower The Youths and Stop Injustice,” also said it will continue until government attend to this demands.

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