A foremost economist and frontline governorship candidate under the platform of the Labour Party in Abia state, Dr. Alex Otti OFR has sent out his condolences to the victims of the recent flood disaster that ravaged some shops at the famous Ariaria International Market Aba.

In a release, Dr. Otti expressed sadness that goods worth several millions of naira were lost as a result of the flood disaster thus throwing dozens of citizens into avoidable hardship.

He regretted that the government had to wait for the flood disaster to strike before commencing the so-called construction of the drainage it claimed could help channel flood water out of the market, insisting that the flood disaster was predictable because the government rather than carry out aggressive and timely reconstruction of the market and flood control measures, chose to play on the intelligence of traders of the market and Abians as a whole.

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The ex bank Chief insisted that the inability of the government to honestly execute the Ifeobara Flood Project in a commendable manner after seven years in power and after spending several billions of Abia money is a pointer to the incompetence, inefficiency and insensitivity of the present government,and expressed worry that the present PDP led government would leave behind a legacy of disaster and destruction at the expanse of the people even after receiving hundreds of billions of naira in revenue since 2015.

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Finally, the Labour Party governorship candidate disclosed that having earlier sent his deputy governorship candidate Engr. Ikechukwu Emetu to visit the traders and ascertain the magnitude of the disaster, he would intervene to help the victims ameliorate their losses.

Ferdinand Ekeoma
Special Adviser
(Media and Publicity) to
Dr. Alex Otti

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