Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Jonathan Uses Helicopter To Pass That Bad Road; Now It Has Affected His Wife --Activist Speaks

The accident involving mother of Dame Patience Jonathan, wife of the President, on the East/West road is one that is throwing up a lot of issues in Port Harcourt, opekareem.blogspot.com gathered. Some say Governor Rotimi Amaechi has complained severally to the Presidency for that road to be fixed.
Consequently, a popular human rights lawyer, Ken Atswete has blamed the poor state of the East/West road for the death of the mother of the first lady.
"Governor Amaechi was publicly abused by Godsday Orubube last year for crying out that the Federal Government has neglected the road. He was vilified for speaking out," he stressed. According the vocal lawyer, President Jonathan flies from Port Harcourt Airport to Yenagoa by helicopter to avoid the same bad road that has now wrecked havoc on his wife's family...
He said despite several cries that this major road that links the oil rich Niger Delta is in a deplorable state, it is taking the Federal Government forever to fix the road.
Ken Atswete said that it is sad and a shame that President Jonathan's failure in governance has to led to the death of many Nigerians on that road, and now that of his wife's "mother", identified as Charity or Sisi.
He said that for over two years commuters have preferred to take the Omagwa International Airport/Elele-Omerelu road close to the Imo State boundary dualised by Governor Amaechi's administration, to avoid the death trap called East/West road.
Not long ago, Governor Ameachi and Godsday Orubebe, Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, had a shouting match over the poor state of the East/West road.
Amaechi had said that if the Federal Government has refused to fix the road, state governors of the Niger Delta will take it over.
This drew the ire of the Federal Government which voiced its anger through Orubebe who boasted that Amaechi will be cut to size because hedisrespects the president and thinks that as chairman of Governor's Forum he is an alternate president.
We also gathered that Governor Amaechi is out of the country on an official trip.
In as much as we commensurate with the President and his wife over this incident, lets remind ourselves that it could be anybody tomorrow and urge this government to do the right thing with our resources.

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