INFRASTRUCTURAL DECAY IN IKA SOUTH IS ALARMING – Mr. Peter Isedeh

A Lagos based Ika indigene, Mr. Peter Isedeh has decried the level of infrastructural decay in Ika South Local Government Area. Speaking to Ika Weekly in an interview, Mr. Isedeh lamented that Agbor, the headquarter of Ika South Council Area was in a sorry state of disrepair due to abandoned projects and countless dilapidated infrastructures. "The state of infrastructures in Ika South leaves very much to be desired, To put it in one sentence, it is very painful. The roads in Ika South as compared to the ones in Ika North East, -our closest neighbour are very deplorable condition, making the people to cry for help to come from unknown source since those saddled with the responsibilities of making these roads better have fallen foul of the trust placed on them by the people of Ika South. Primary and Post Primary institutions in the area are in worst condition. The resultant effect is the educational decay in the local government with the concomitant sharp drop of candidates from the area being admitted into institutions of higher learning" he stated.

On the demand by Agbor Nigidi Group in Lagos that an Agbor man must occupy the House of Assembly seat come 2011, Mr. Isedeh stated that, "As a loyal and functional member of Agbor Nigidi in Lagos, I have no choice than to support in totality what the group has proposed. This is because, at all levels of governance in the country, zoning arrangement is the order of the day, even though it is not constitutional. It is put in place to take care of minorities in the distribution of public offices. I am therefore calling on Agbor people to bring out their best to run for the position of the House of Assembly for Ika South. We should no longer condor mediocre representing our people". Mr. Isedeh who is an indigene of Ogbemudein in Ime-Obi proposed that a level playing ground should be provided for all the aspirants to display their skills and intellect, at the end of which, the best candidate will emerge, "This is the so-called internal democracy which many people talk about but no one respects. On his advice to the people of Agbor kingdom, Mr. Isedeh admonished the people to vote according to their conscience, saying that, it is only by so doing that the right choice can be made. "It is time for Agbor people to do away the existing hegemony of people who have draged the kingdom backward all these years. We should work towards enthrough the right political leadership that will benefit the people.

Congratulating Ika Weekly on its 3 years anniversary, Mr. Isedeh that, "I am highly thrilled by the performance of Ika Weekly in the short span of life, by its excellent performance, in the dissemination of information to the generality of the people. The outfit has set a record which will be hard to march in many years to come. I wish them many year of successful information dissemination." he concluded.

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