Onuesoke Condemns Deplorable Condition Of East-West Road, Demands Immediate Completion
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has condemned the deplorable condition of East-Road.
Onuesoke, who spoke to newsmen after travelling through the road from Warri to Port Harcourt recently, called on the federal government and contractors linked to the construction of the road to complete the project as soon as possible.
He argued that the importance of the road which linked the Niger-Delta region from Edo, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom to Cross River states to the economy of the nation cannot be over-emphasized.
He noted that the East-West Road will be of economic importance to the nation and the people if it is completed and properly managed.
The PDP chieftain observed that the deplorable condition of the busy East/West road has crippled business activities around the communities and people travelling outside the Niger Delta axis.
“The bad condition of the road is affecting business activities due to loss of man hours.
“The deplorable condition of the road with overgrown grasses at the median serve as hideout for criminals to perpetrate evil against motorists and other road users.
“No wonder the police declared ‘Emergency’ on the road because of kidnappers activities. The Federal Government should live up to its responsibility by fixing the road and beef up security. It would encourage investors to come in and invest.
“As the raining season sets in, road users who ordinarily should spent limited hours in traveling to places like Bayelsa, Delta and other neighbouring states will now spend half day at the bad spot due to the unbearable traffic jam on the road,” he stated.
He therefore called on the federal government and its Agency to live up to their responsibilities and ensure that the proper thing is done to alleviate the suffering of the people.