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    Abandoned Roads Have Worsened Our Plight _ Omeni

    Kelechi Omeni Nzewuihe, an indigin of Egbu Community in Owerri north LGA have cried out on the poor state of the roads in the Communities, pointing out that the action of the contractors who unearthed the roads and abandoned them have caused more harm than good to the people.
    The young man who calls himself a voice for change says he is offering himself for service to his people if they would elect him to represent them in the Federal House of Representative under the peoples democratic Party platform come 2015.
    According to him, for the past seven years he has been maintaining the road leading to his residence, stressing that the road got bad because last year when government gave out road everywhere on contract, the road was among those the contractors did earth work, and claimed that the government didn’t subsequently pay them, making them abandoned the job.
    “That is the effect of what you see today. When the contractor tried to stop I gave him my own personal money hoping that when they pay him he would pay back but this is an abandoned project. Once you start a road and do the earth work removing the soil surface it gets worse.”
    He said, adding that before the rainy season started he had sand-filled the road but it has been washed away, and the government has abandoned it.
    “I have called the member representing us at the State House of Assembly and maybe because of Political Party differences he has not done anything. Very soon my own government would be in power and we are going to do it.”
    Nzewuihe said, adding that he is coming out for the race for the sake of his people who have been relegated to background of democracy dividends for too long.
    “If you look back over time, we have not had an active robust representation at the Federal House. The representation too, for whatever reason has not been people oriented. Basically I am in this race for the people and whatever I am going to do is going to be people oriented, giving our people robust and quality representation.”
    He said, pointing out that the Youths and the Women are very important to him because there is the immediate need to begin to build capacity around them as most of the youths go to school and come out without work to do because nobody guides them.
    He said they need to be guided in their choices of study in order to fit into the society, pointing out that the society is full of a lot of graduates whose specialties are not relevant to the economy of the third world country or an emerging economy.

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