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Cross River youths vow to block election over bad roads in communities

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Youths and different natives of Nta, Nsele and Edor communities in Ikom have lamented the deplorable state of their solely entry street.

They have expressed anger over the truth that since 55 years in the past when a former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon rode in a convoy on it, and motion was pledged, no one has remembered the street nor the natives.

The natives have, due to this fact, vowed that they won’t enable the overall election to maintain in the group.

The folks described what they undergo on the street as “sufferings”.

Kingsley Mfah, one of many youth leaders stated, “We have resolved that no elections will maintain in our communities since no political workplace holder means properly, remembers us or speaks for us.

“We have resolved that if we will’t discover anybody who means properly for our group, we gained’t vote in the elections. Elections is not going to be performed in our group, as a result of we now have been marginalized. How can a group survive with out fundamental infrastructure like entry street?

“They have been deceiving us. We are tired of all the lies that they are telling us, while we keep suffering.”

Also talking to journalists on a go to, a standard chief, Chief Livinus Mfono Nto, Village Head Ngoh Etingta village Nta-West Autonomous Community stated, “The Nta-Nsele-Edor Road hyperlinks our communities from Edor to Obubra. But it has been in a really pitiable state for many years.

“The road is supposed to lead to Ogoja. The Ikom Ogoja road was originally supposed to follow here, but because we don’t have people in government to speak for us, we have been suffering a lot.”

He defined that the street existed earlier than the Nigeria-Biafra Civil War.

“When General Yakubu Gowon came to Ogoja in 1967-1968, he passed through this road. Then the Ikom-Ogoja road wasn’t founded it. But since over 50 years) this road has remained like this.”

The monarch recommended the native youths who’ve been toiling to manually rehabilitate the street over the years to ease entry into the encircling communities.

“Government hasn’t been paying attention. They would come and take photographs to show that the road construction was on course whereas they have done nothing”, he enthused.

Cross River youths vow to block election over bad roads in communities

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Author: Asare Asare

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