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A CHIEFTAIN of the All Progressive Congress in Anambra State and Coordinator of the Coalition of the APC 2019 Anambra State House of Assembly Candidates,  Paul Ezeobi has extolled President Muhammadu Buhari for extending the dividends of democracy to the people of Anambra State and the south-east at large.

Ezeobi made this known while addressing newsmen during an inspection visit to a collapsed bridge linking Anambra and Imo States, on which he confessed that the President had once again proved his commitment to ameliorating the plights of the people.

The bridge which is the shortest route that connects Anambra and Imo states through Ezinifite, in  Nnewi South Local Government and Amaruru in Orsu Local Government respectively, was said to have been collapsed years ago by a cement truck attempting to cross therefrom.

He disclosed that the federal government’s intervention in the bridge and consequent approval of its reconstruction through the Ministry of Works and the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has proved that the President Buhari-led APC Government prioritizes the welfare of the masses over politics, as that was done without considering the fact that the members representing the affected constituencies in the federal house are all members from opposition party.

While acknowledging that the call for reconstruction of the bridge got to the FG through individual and collective efforts of himself and other concerned authorities from the areas;  Ezeobi who was also the flag bearer of APC for Nnewi South 2 Constituency in the 2019 election, called on Ndi Anambra and the people of the south-east to continue supporting President Buhari, whose administration, he noted, holds brighter future for Ndi Igbo and Nigerians at large.

In their separate reactions, some of the residents who shared their experiences and difficulties since the bridge collapsed, including Chief Paul Ebubedike from Nnewi South, and Mr. Chibuzor Okpara from Orsu Local Government Area described the development as laudable, owing to the fact that crossing over to the other state has always been a hard nut to crack since the the incident happened.

The residents who were earlier thrown into uncommon jubilation on hearing the news and on seeing material being mobilized to the site, he lauded the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, for coming to their rescue, even as they also avowed their unalloyed support to him and his administration.

Some youths among the denizens available at the site were thereafter seen gyrating and chanting pro-Buhari solidarity song in celebration of the good news.

Arriving at the site earlier, our reporter discovered that some youths have already united themselves and turned the bridge to a money-making venture, as they were seen collecting monies from motorists and cyclists crossing the bridge, which is even a risk on its own, despite the fact that the youths had done some palliative works on it, to make it passable.

What happens to this thousands of Naira at the end of the day was concealed from our reporter, as all his efforts to enquire into that proved totally abortive, due to stern esprit de corps that that binds the clique.

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