Uba to restore Awka master plan

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Anambra State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba, has assured residents of Awka, the state capital, that his administration will restore the original master plan of the town, if elected on November 6.

Uba spoke in Awka, following the defection of the leaders of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to APC in the area.

The APC candidate decried the deplorable state of infrastructure across Awka Municipal, saying: “Awka has been robbed of its glory by previous administrations in the state.

He maintained that none of the previous administrations paid meaningful attention to the development of the state capital and the satellite towns around it.

Uba addressed residents of Awka North at Central School, Ebenebe, in Awka North and Awka Township Stadium in Awka South during his campaign tour of the 21 local government areas in the state.

He said: “It is sad to note that more than 30 years after the creation of our dear state, our capital town is not reflective of who we are as Ndi Anambra.

“Although we are nationally and internationally regarded as an educationally advantaged state with innovative and industrious citizens to boot, the neglect of our capital town of Awka, especially by the outgoing Governor Willy Obiano administration, remains a poor reflection of who we really are.

“Besides the last minute attempt by the APGA government to hoodwink our people with an airport project, Governor Obiano, in seven years, did not construct, reconstruct, or rehabilitate any road in the capital city.”

“Yet, Awka, by reason of its status as the capital of Anambra State, remains our common heritage and so deserves close attention year in, year out.

“But because of Governor Obiano administration’s refusal to develop Awka Municipal, infrastructure in the state capital has collapsed, leaving residents spending endless man-hours on avoidable traffic congestions.

“As your governor, I will make Awka a focal point of my administration. And in doing so, we shall develop the satellite communities as a strategic plan to decongest Awka town and make it really livable.”

The APGA Chairman in Awka North Local Government Area, Uzoma Mbonu, announced his defection alongside 10 ward chairmen and other members of their executive to the APC at the event.