The Human Rights Liberty Access and Peace Defenders Foundation (HURIDE) has lamented deplorable state of roads in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The group gave an ultimatum to the state governor Mr Willie Obiano to immediately commence work in rehabilitating the deplorable roads in the states in or face protest in 14 days.
The leader of the group, Dede Uzor Uzor during an inspection visit and mock commissioning of several deplorable roads across Ogbaru on Saturday said the roads linking the biggest market in West Africa with the Western flank was at the verge of being cut off.
Mr Uzor made this known when he commissioned the Obodo-Ukwu and Ede roads in the area.
He said the decision to organise a mock commissioning of the roads was informed by the governor’s negligence to the road, warning that the group would not hesitate to mobilise human right community and other progressive minds to occupy the road if nothing was done after 14days.
He said, “Obodo-Ukwu road is strategic to the economic prosperity of the state because it links Owerri Road with the entire Ogbaru Local Government Area including Harbour industrial estate.
“We’re here to commission the road which has cut into two since Governor Obiano whose primary duty is to construct road has forgotten or is too busy to pay attention to the rehabilitation of the road and others in the state.
“That is to say that he is too busy to govern. So we are helping him to commission some of these bad roads, so that any time he wakes up from slumber, he can come and do the road.
“After 14 days and there is no action by the Governor, we would not hesitate to mobilise human right community and other Plrogressive minded people to occupy the road until something drastic is done.”