I can score Udom 90% on projects, says Monarch
The Paramount Ruler of Obot Akara local council of Akwa Ibom State, Akuku Umo Uwa Adiaka III, has expressed gratitude to Governor Udom Emmanuel for building dilapidated bridges and roads that had cut off Nto Edino from its neighbours.
Speaking with newsmen in his palace shortly after the tour of project sites in the area by the Special Assistant to the governor on Research and Documentation, Essien Ndueso, the monarch said the bridge and the roads constructed by the administration have helped to bring back life to the communities.
He observed that successive governments in the state did not construct the bridge and roads and appreciated the governor for addressing the plights of residents through the projects.
He added: “Apart from politics, which is full of blackmail and mudslinging, critics should know that Governor Udom Emmanuel has done several projects in Obot Akara local government especially the Ikwarazu-Nto Edino bridge project, which has caused many pregnant women who could not cross to hospital during labour to die.
“The bridge has brought unity between us and Ikwarazu community in Abia State.
“Another bridge built by Governor Emmanuel is Ikot Ambang-Ikot Osung bridge. Before the intervention by the governor, trucks were falling inside the river while children died frequently.
“Many lives have been lost there. Now the bridge has connected Nto Edino and her neighbours. I can score governor Udom Emmanuel 90 per cent.”
Conducting newsmen round the bridge and road projects in the area, Ndueso said the bridge measures at 300m while the road measures 6.47km and extends by 1km into Abia State.
“When people ask for Akwa Ibom money, this is how it is spent on project for the people. This project is not located in Uyo city and many people don’t know about it. But the governor keeps on touching the lives of people in the hinterlands.”