From Okey Sampson, Umuahia
A member of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Solomon Akpulonu, has disclosed that the Okezie Ikpeazu administration was committed to opening up rural communities in the state.
Akpulonu, who represents Obingwa East State constituency, disclosed this while addressing his constituents who came to complain about the abandoned Agalaba Ring Road in the area and pledge their support for his re-election at Ntighauzo.
He explained that the Governor was committed to completing the project to open up the communities, even to the border with Akwa Ibom state.
He assured that Ikpeazu will complete the Agalaba ring road in Obingwa Local Government Area before the end of 2022.
The Agalaba ring road transverses the five wards of the Obingwa East state constituency from the Aba- Ikot Ekpene to Opobo –Azumini highways.
Akpulonu explained that the ring road was an ongoing project which has reached 80 per cent completion and urged the people of the area to continue to support the Governor to deliver more dividends of democracy to the constituency.
“The Agalaba ring road has not been abandoned. It is an ongoing project. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu cannot abandon the project because he is committed to opening up communities in the Agalaba area, up to the border with Akwa Ibom state.
“The Governor started the project, he can’t abandon it. Agalaba ring road is an ongoing project with over 80 per cent completion. I assure the people of Abala Ibeme that the contractor handling the road will soon return to complete the part of the road in their area. The first phase of the Agalaba ring road has been completed from Umuibe junction on the Aba –Ikot Ekpene highway to Ntighauzo while the second phase has been done from Akpaa Mbato to Abala”.
On his representation, Akpulonu said he has attracted many job opportunities, youth empowerment and skill acquisition to his constituents and pledged to do more if re-elected in 2023.
Leader of the delegation, Kingsley Enyia, explained that the youths of the constituency resolved to support Akpulonu for another tenure at the State Assembly because he has acquitted himself well as a legislator and would attract more dividends to the constituency if re-elected.
“Hon Akpulonu has attracted lots of employment opportunities to our people and empowered many youths and also renovated many schools.