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Julius Berger’s road construction continued unabated. – Native Aba-Ngwa people

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The Aba Ngwa Peoples Forum and the people of Aba-Ngwa have taken to social media to denounce rumors that some Aba-Agwa natives attempted to halt the Port Harcourt road contract that was given to Julius Berger Nig PLC.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the group denied rumors that they had requested money from contractors to halt the reconstruction of the crucial Aba Ngwa indigenous road. Instead, they said that the rumors were an attempt by those opposed to the road project to prolong its completion.

Following their meeting at Obuda Community Hall, Aba South LGA, the forum’s president, Chimezie Nwagba, and secretary, Chinedu Ahuruonye, released a communiqué in which they urged the administration of Abia State to identify and apprehend those responsible for the false reports.

Contrary to what some people have claimed online, they didn’t demand money or get Governor Alex Otti to arrest them in Umuahia; instead, they just blocked Port Harcourt Road.

We despise the individuals responsible for the cynical blackmail campaign launched against us.

They demanded that the names of individuals who were allegedly detained be released so that they could be investigated thoroughly.

Despite the road’s flagging off, contractors have still not begun work on it; therefore, they urged the Abia State Government to get the ball rolling.

The indigenous Aba-Ngwa people have pledged their undying support for the state government’s infrastructure projects and promised never to sabotage them.

“As progressive-minded people, we will continue to support every effort at building and restoring infrastructure in Aba. We cannot be seen as only a cog in the wheel of development of Aba, our beautiful land, and Abia State in general. We know that when Aba roads are built, we will benefit the most because we have no other home but Aba,” the group stated.

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Because the Aba-Ngwa people are more invested in seeing their land exploited to its full potential than anybody else, the forum urged all Aba inhabitants to ignore the sponsored blackmail campaign targeting them.

The social media reports claimed that Governor Alex Otti allegedly ordered the locking up of youths and elders who tried to block the road project. According to the DAILY POST, Dodoh Okafor, Otti’s Special Assistant on Public Communications, rejected the claims.

The governor’s press secretary claimed in a statement that the false reports were maliciously misleading.

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