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Delta Assembly Adjourns Sine Die Until Executive Delivers On Roads

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ASABA, October 29, (THEWILL) – The Delta State House of Assembly on Friday moved to rescue the sorry state of infrastructure in the state by suspending sitting indefinitely, with a charge to the Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, to prevail on contractors handling strategic projects in the state to complete them as a matter of urgency. The legislators resolved not to reconvene until the projects are completed and delivered.

The bold move by the Delta House of Assembly is coming a few days after it resumed sitting following an impressive renovation of its complex by the leadership of the House.

Governor Uduaghan has come under intense criticisms lately following the poor state of most Delta roads, especially the ones in the state capital, Asaba.

The motion to adjourn indefinitely was jointly sponsored by Honourables Denis Omovie and Johnson Erijo.

The motion as adopted by the Assembly after it was put up for a successful voice vote by Speaker of the Delta House, Rt. Honourable Victor Ochei reads, “That this House calls Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan to, as a matter of urgency, direct all contractors handling critical projects in the state, especially those handling drains in Asaba; the dualisation of Asaba-Ughelli road; to ensure that those projects are urgently completed to ensure Deltans enjoy the dividends of democracy rather than seemingly playing on the intelligence of Deltans.

“In the light of the above I, Jonhson Erijo, wish to ask that this House adjourn sine die until this motion is strictly complied with and all contractors are up and doing.”

This is the second time the House has used indefinite closure as tool to push its position. In its last session, it shut operations indefinitely in the dispute between it and the Academic State Union of Universities (ASUU), when it called for the sack of the Vice Chancellor of Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, over post-University Matriculation Examination fees, which students were being forced to pay then.