A renowned educationist, Dr. John Nwachokor, has challenged Hon. Engr. Andrew Obiazi, to come out with empirical figure to support his claim, as published in Ika Weekly Newspaper dated Saturday, June 9 to Saturday June 16, 2018, with the title, “Majority of the roads in Ika land were constructed by Buhari and not Okowa”.
Speaking to newsmen at his Boji-Boji, Owa, residence, Dr. Nwachokor, a native of Mbiri, in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta, in a swift reaction to the statement, request Hon. Obiazi to go back to the press and feed the nation with current and correct information, itemizing roads done in Ika land by Buhari, clan by clan.
Continuing, he noted that there are eleven autonomous communities in Ika Land and for the former Council Chairman to claim that majority of the roads were constructed by Buhari, he should be able to come out and say that in Agbor, there are Twenty Four roads, out of which Ten were constructed by Buhari, same in Abavo etc.
According to Dr. Nwachokor, Mbiri, his community has never benefited any project from President Buhari. He cautioned Hon. Obiazi saying that “in contemporary time like this, we do not make lousy statements, rather, you should come out with empirical records showing for example, that in Akumazi Buhari did Ten roads, in Otolokpo he did Twelve roads, but not when you come out with majority, which in education is an immeasurable objective, the people will understand; but he has not done anything, Obiazi only gave a blanket covering. Speaking further, the retired Secondary School Principal stated that before making comments, Hon. Obiazi should be able to define what majority is in the contest, and mention the total number of roads that were constructed by Buhari in Ika land.
He noted that in the publication, the former council boss mentioned only Odeh Street as majority of the roads constructed, and wondered if a person like Hon. Obiazi should tell the public that Odeh Street is majority, he wondered the kind of education Obiazi had and from where he got it to say that.
He also challenged Hon. Obiazi, to tell the masses what he did during his period as the Chairman of Ika South Local Government.
Dr. Nwachokor, stated emphatically that he is not a politician, but he believes in the principle of “if good is good, give it to good and if bad is bad, give it to bad”. He noted that when His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa assumed leadership few years ago they nicknamed him “Egho aria, now the same Governor Okowa is called “Road Master”, because of his achievements on road construction across the state; yet, Hon. Obiazi is coming out to say that majority of the roads in Ika land are done by Buhari”.