Busted: Elumelu's Uncompleted Ogwashi-Uku Town Hall; Dam Projects, Others Resurrect

As the race for the 2019 general elections and party primaries tighten, the ruling PDP in Delta State seeks to strengthen the party by ensuring that only candidates with integrity and proven tract are allowed to fly the party flag.

To this effect, Arise Africa focuses on the need for accountability, transparency and quality governance. The media group launches a project verification and documentation exercise to provide a basis for unbiased assessment of politicians seeking to vie for elective posts.

They announced the launching of operation "project claims and verification 2018" after her attention was brought to the abandoned Ogwashi-Uku Town Hall and Dam project. The ghosts of projects abandoned by public office holders are beginning to resurrect and haunt them as there is no better time to hold politicians responsible than in an election year.

Those who have shortchanged the masses will be made to pay by the relentless demand for accountability, transparency and quality representation.

The Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of the state in recent times has had her fair share of the social media war of words between opposing media teams of the various candidates seeking different elective positions such as the State Assembly; House of Representatives and the Senate.

Recently, in a very heated social media debate a member of Hon Elumelu's campaign team asserted that the Onicha-Uku born former Lawmaker cannot initiate a project without completing it. The comment led to numerous uploads of abandoned projects listed as completed by Hon. Ndudi Elumelu.

It would be recalled that Hon Ndudi Elumelu who represented Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency from 2007 to 2015, in his 2014 press publication titled scorecard of stewardship, listed Solar street light; Town Hall and Dam construction as projects he accomplished in Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South L.G.A. headquarters after 8 years in office. The ancient town are now putting up with their Ọgwa renovated by the Ogbe Ogwudei born philanthropist Capt. Uche Osiegbe.

Abandoned Ogwashi-Uku Town Hall, Photo Credit; Osakwe Okey
Similarly, the water project listed in Ilah has been debunked by the residents of that community.

So, as Hon Ndudi Elumelu seeks a third term ticket, one of the numerous weighty questions upon the lips of Aniocha/Oshimili people is what really qualifies him for a third term mandate?

By Onwordi Ngozi Fortune.

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