A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia, Chief Goodluck Njoku, has scored Gov. Theodore Orji high on road rehabilitation, particularly in Aba, the commercial hub of the state.
Njoku told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba on Friday that the residents of the city were now experiencing a new lease of life as a result of the governor's giant strides in giving the roads in the city a facelift.
"Aba now looks like a huge construction site with work going everywhere. The governor has kept his promise to rehabilitate the roads in Aba.
"The Obikabia road leading to Mgboko, headquarters of Obingwa Local Government Area has been completed.
"The Aba-Ikot Ekpene, and Ehere roads are now wearing new look. I score the governor high because he is tackling the basic problems facing Aba," he said.
The PDP chieftain described security and good road network as the 'pivot' on which economic activities revolved.
He said that if the Federal Government could fulfil its promise of stable power in Aba, the city would witness a boom in industries and small scale business.
"I am appealing to President Goodluck Jonathan to fulfil his promise of partnering with the governor to change the face of Aba as he said during his election campaign in 2011.
"Since the governor has restored security, if the Federal Government can ensure stable power, unemployment will be reduced and Aba will regain its lost glory," he said.
Njoku urged the residents of the city to support the governor's efforts to clean up Aba by ensuring that they do not drop refuse in drainages.