LP chieftains visit Enugu accident victims, blame bad leadership
The Labour Party House of Representatives member-elect for Enugu East/Isiuzo Federal Constituency, Prof. Paul Nnamchi, and the party’s candidate for the rescheduled March 18 Enugu East Senatorial election, Kevin Chukwu, yesterday, visited victims of last Friday’s ghastly accident in Enugu and blamed the development on inability of the government to provide basic infrastructure.
No fewer than five people were killed with many others injured and hospitalised in the accident that occurred at CBN Staff Quarters Bus Stop, along the Enugu-Onitsha Highway.
Speaking during the visit, Nnamchi and Chukwu commiserated with the injured and prayed for their speedy recovery. They also prayed for repose of dead victims.
The LP chieftains, who were also accompanied by the party’s candidate for Enugu East Constituency in the Assembly, Raymond Ugwu, blamed the accident on failure of the government to provide basic infrastructure, such as good roads, for the people.
They promised that with the party at the helm of affairs in the state, basic necessities such as water, good roads, access to quality and affordable healthcare, peace and security will be the order of the day.
Nnamchi said: “We have come to empathise with the people who were involved in the recent road accident, because they don’t have to die. They would not have died if we had good roads.
“We want to tell them that LP government will bring good governance, which will bring about good roads. We want to tell them that they are not suffering alone. Our thoughts are with them and members of their families.
“We will be checking on them from time to time. Not just for the accident victims, but those who are indigent. The hospital itself does not have facilities. It needs an upgrade.
“The narrative we want to change is that you come to the hospital and they say there is no bed, no medication or doctors. Nigeria cannot be feeding other countries with doctors, when it does not have enough. That is the narrative we want to change.”
On his part, Chukwu said victims are the downtrodden in the society. He noted that with a good and responsive government, what happened would not have happened.