Despite the ongoing legal challenge he is facing over the outcome of the February 25, 2023 Presidential and the National Assembly elections, Senator Philip Aduda, who represents the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), has conducted an inspection of multi-billion naira projects that he attracted to his constituency. These projects include roads, mini-stadiums, water supply, and other infrastructure that are either ready for commissioning or still ongoing. Aduda has vowed to ensure the completion of the ongoing projects.
The inspection tour comes at a time when most of Aduda’s constituents have expressed dissatisfaction with the outcome of the election that declared Ireti Kingibe of the Labour Party as the senator-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The tour triggered the lamentation of Aduda’s constituents, who were impressed by the series of projects he executed or being executed across various wards in Bwari and Abuja Municipal Area Councils (AMAC) on Friday and Saturday.
Aduda’s constituency projects include the N1.4 billion Global Suite Road in Sabon Gari Area of Bwari covering 6km, N1.4 billion Nyanya road projects, 1.5 km GSS Kudurolu road with street light, expansive multipurpose town hall in Kuduru ward in Bwari Area Council, 2.2km internal road project in Gbazango, Kubwa ward, and the long-in-passable Byhazin across road in Byazin ward, Bwari Area Council. On Saturday, Aduda inspected several completed and ongoing road projects with drainages in AMAC and expensive Sports Centres built in Jikoyi and Nyanya for talent hunt.
During the inspection, residents and constituents within the communities where the projects are sited trooped out en masse to welcome the senator and expressed appreciation for the execution of the projects. The Chief Imam of Pipeline Mosque in Gbazango, Kubwa Ward, Kassim Abdallah, told the senator not to worry about the election outcome as Allah would continue to grant him the grace of serving the people and communities. Another resident of the area, Sumaila Ibrahim, said Aduda is a man of the people when it comes to project delivery representation at the National Assembly, and that many people who voted against Aduda’s party in the National Assembly election last month now regret their actions.
Aduda, while speaking to journalists, explained that he unveiled the projects after the election for posterity and to knock off the argument or remarks by some people that he did not do anything within the last 20 years of his representation of FCT residents at the National Assembly. He stated that he wanted to be remembered for his modest achievements in infrastructural development, and that the more a person gets re-elected into the National Assembly, the more experience and needed contacts for facilitation of development-driven projects to his or her constituencies, as he has done for the people of FCT within the last 20 years.
Aduda further said that the unveiling and inspection of the projects would continue next week with similar visitations to their sites in Gwagwalada, Kuje, Kwali, and Abaji Area Councils. The Nyanya-Hospital Road project costs over N1.4 billion, with drainages and culverts with modern facilities, like the one leading to the Mechanic village around the Sabon Geri area of Bwari Area Council, which also costs over N1.4 billion.