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I’ve lost sleep because of decaying, non-existent people-oriented projects in my constituency-Alex Egbona

There was jubilation, shock and excitement when Dr Alex Egbona, deputy chairman, petroleum downstream and member representing the Abi/Yakurr Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives undertook a tour of his constituency for a census of projects he intends to attract to his constituency as part of his constituency development projects.

In this interview, he lamented the dearth of social amenities from the state and federal government and how he plans to take the constituency to the next level, having now ascertained what the people want.


Recently, you were reported to have visited some parts of your constituency where you interfaced with the locals on projects to be executed. Give us details on the trip.

When I was campaigning and seeking the support of my people for their votes to get into the House of Representatives, I promised that I will make a difference if they stood by me. So, my people decided to stand by me and gave me victory. I have said many times that my victory did not come easy. So, I owe my people so much gratitude for standing by me, despite all the challenges. I have spoken many times about those challenges. Of course you are aware that I am the only member of the APC in my state that won in any of the elections. So, in keeping with my promises, I decided that rather than use my initiative to decide on constituency projects that I will attract to the people, it was better I interface with my people so that they can tell me exactly what projects they would desire from the federal government. I had to even hire some consultants who have a history of handling issues of constituency development and they went with me to all the places. We saw schools in very terrible state. We saw health centres that have been abandoned, so to say. I wept for the things I saw. There was a particular school they took me to Imabana Ward 2(Ikpalegwa). That should be the worst school in the constituency. I saw stones on the floor and the people told me that the children sit on those stones to learn. One of the two buildings there looked like a place where goats are bred.


“How We Fight Insecurity In Rivers Community”

Oscar C. Wali is the Chief Security Officer of Eneka Community in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. In this interview with EDITH CHUKU, reacting to the spite of insecurity in the area, he urged parents to keep their children in serious surveillance while assuring that the legacy of the peaceful disposition of the area will be restored.


Two months ago, you posited that in no distance time, cases of crime in your community will be long forgotten but that seems not to have been achieved yet. Why?

I can assure you, which you are a witness to, that there has been a huge success in that area. Yes, we might have not been able to curb the situation entirely but everyone will attest to the fact that there is progress, achieving that is not when you apprehend one or few persons, you clap your hands, go and sleep that you have succeeded. No, it’s continuous. Security is a continuous thing.


Wike Should Apologise To, Reconcile With Amaechi – APC Chieftain

Hon. Amaewhule C. Gabriel is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. He spoke with EDITH CHUKU in an interview, where he slammed the state governor, Nyesom Wike on the grounds that Rivers State is now on a standstill.


Amaechi’s ministerial nomination, is it a blessing or curse to Rivers State?

Ah. It’s a total blessing to the people of Rivers State, it has helped to upgrade the status of an Ikwerre man and Rivers State at large. Amaechi has never been anything less than a blessing to Rivers state and Nigeria as a whole. God gave him as a gift to Rivers people, his involvement in politics has uplifted Ikwerre to the status we are today.

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