I refused to fix a bad road because it was in the constituency of an opposition politician — Anambra Gov. Soludo

The executive governor of Anambra State, Chukwuma Soludo, has reportedly said he refused to fix a bad road because it was in the constituency of an opposition politician.

People Gazette reports that Soludo, while inaugurating 12km of roads in the Okpoko area on Monday, March 18, explained that the inaugurated road was done because the politician joined his party, All Progressives Grand Alliance.

According to the publication, the governor said: “I rejected the advice to develop Nwokedi Street because the House member representing the area was formerly in the opposition. As of the time he brought the poor state of the road to my attention and advised it should be repaired, he was in the opposition then, and I did not listen to him.

One day, I was taking a walk, one guy showed me a road which the honourable member representing Ogbaru constituency 1, Noble Chukwunoso Igwe, had spoken to me about and because he was an opposition, I could not do anything on the road then.

Today, Noble Igwe is in our party, and he is a mainstream member, so we have listened to him. When he was in the opposition, he was in the parlour talking but his voice could not be heard. But today, he is not only a mainstream member of our party, but he is right in the bedroom talking with us. You cannot be outside and be talking, you have to come inside the bedroom so that we can listen to you.”