The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has linked the bad roads in the state to what it termed “Chief Rochas Okorocha’s cruelty” towards people of the state.
PDP made the remark while stressing that the road networks done by Okorocha, former Governor of the State were poorly done.
In a statement by its state Publicity Secretary, Damian Oparah, the party lamented that there is hardly any state capital with worse roads than Owerri, the Imo State capital.
The statement reads: “The PDP has noted the difficulty experienced by drivers and commuters in the state capital, owing to the poor state of roads in Owerri and by extension the entire state, caused by substandard and poor construction of these roads by the former Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
“The party saw it before time and by our series of publications, we condemned in strongest terms, the inferior road constructions and rehabilitation done by Rochas Okorocha administration, but some persons took our candid advice and patriotism as playing opposition to Okorocha’s administration.
“What made it very unfortunate and cruel, is that in less than six months after Okorocha’s tenure, the roads in Owerri have been washed away and decorated with potholes, making driving in the state capital an unpleasant experience and a strenuous activity.”
The party stated that no reputable construction company was engaged by Okorocha to work on these roads, adding that, “what we have as roads in Owerri is heaven, compared to the roads in the rural communities”.
“Traveling from Owerri to Mbaise or Owerri to Orlu, is one sure way of having a bad day. Imo citizens and residents have never had it this bad. Okorocha consciously unleashed wickedness of the highest order on Imolites,” the statement added.
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