Sunday, March 26, 2023

Defeated FCT senator Aduda unveils N2.8 billion constituency projects to “knock off” criticisms

The senator said that he decided to unveil the projects even after losing election for posterity.

• March 26, 2023
Senator Philip Aduda
Senator Philip Aduda

Senator Philip Aduda (PDP-FCT) has unveiled constituency projects worth N2.8 billion across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), weeks after he was ousted by Labour’s Ireti Kingibe in the February 25 poll.

Mr Aduda, also Senate Minority Leader, inspected the projects across various wards of Bwari and Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) aimed at improving the living condition of the people at the weekend.

The projects included the six kilometres N1.4 billion Global Suite Road in Sabon Gari Area of Bwari. Others were the N1.4 billion road in Nyanya which passed through the Divisional Police Headquarters, Area F among others.

He also unveiled the 1.5 kilometres Government Secondary School  Kuduru Road with street lights, and expansive multipurpose town hall in Kuduru ward in Bwari Area Council.

Mr Aduda also inspected the 2.2 Kilometres internal road project in Gbazango, Kubwa ward and the Byhazin Across Road in Kubwa.

Speaking shortly after, the senator said that he decided to unveil the projects even after losing election for posterity.

“I did it for posterity and to knock off the argument or remarks by some people that I didn’t do anything within the last 20 years as a  representative of FCT residents at the National Assembly.

“I want to be remembered for being very modest about some of my achievements, which is infrastructural development.

“I  have also realised that sometimes, if you don’t say what you are doing people will wonder what you have done and people will wonder and people will not know except the immediate benefiting communities.

“What I have done is to take you  round the projects I have done within the past few years and some people will wonder that within the past 20 years what have you been able to do,” Mr Aduda said.

He added: “The more you stay as a legislator the more you have opportunities to be able to attract so many things that are developmental to your people.

“For me, the more a person gets reelected into the National Assembly, the more he or she garners  experience and needed contacts for facilitation of development – driven projects to his or her constituency as I have done for the people of FCT within the last 20 years.”


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