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Breaking News: Protest Rocks Delta At 30 Celebrations As Civil Society Groups Call On Okowa To Complete Ayakoromo Bridge

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Today, a Coalition of Civil Society Groups in collaboration with Riverine Communities has felicitated with His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Executive Governor of Delta State and the entire state on the occasion of the 30th creation anniversary.

As a state that has existed for 30 years, counting from August 27, 1991, the different groups are happy for coexistence of love, oneness, and peace across the state. They have also acknowledged the contributions of successive governments and Okowa-led administrations in the areas of infrastructural developments, security of lives, and others.

The civil groups in a peaceful protest have called on Governor Okowa to fulfill his promise to complete the Ayakoromo bridge project which he promised in 2015 and 2019 during his bids for election as governor of Delta State.

The Initiator and Leader of the Completion of Ayakoromo Bridge, CAB, Comrade Anthony Miens Demebide stated that Governor Okowa during the gubernatorial campaigns in 2015 and 2019 respectively promised to complete the bridge but after six years gone now, and no significant work has been done on the project.

Other speakers during the protest appealed to Okowa to complete this economically important project, noting that if it’s completed the economy of the locals and the Delta State IGR would be boosted.

They also stated that the bridge will link up riverine communities and more than four LGAs, thereby making the local transportation system and market accessible for romote dwellers.

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“We celebrate Delta State at 30 with His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, the Executive Governor and the entire Delta State.

“We are using this avenue to plead with the Delta State boss to match his electioneering promise with action, particularly the Ayakoromo bridge project.

“We have over time emphasized the economic benefits of this bridge if completed. We therefore plead with Okowa to release funds and mobilize the contractor to site.

Thepeoplesvoicengr contacted the contracting firm, close allies to the Delta State Government, and can report that there are plans for the governor, the company’s management, and stakeholders to meet over the Ayakoromo bridge project in no distant time.

Present at the protest include:

1. Ayakoromo Activist Forum;
2. Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (FOHURAC)
3. Committee for Rural Development Movement (CRDM)
4. Concerned Ayakoromo Citizen (CAC) and
5. Representatives of the Various Riverine Communities being affected.

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