Tedi Community residents criticize candidates who renege on promises

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Some Residents of Tedi community in Lagos State have bewailed the attitude of party candidates who only remember to fix bad roads in the community when elections are around the Corner.

They said that even two days before the postponed Feb. 16 elections, in spite of past promises by political office holders, heaps of sand were poured on the road for rehabilitation and not leveled.

“This measure is the usual practice of candidates in the area to capture votes and disappear after that.

“In spite of past promises by such candidates, Tedi roads have been abandoned for years making residents to take other routs out of the area on daily basis.

“For this they pay more on transportation to take them out and return them to their places of residence every day,” said a resident, Mr Daniel Aminta.

Aminta, a pastor, of Christ Surety Assembly in Tedi, said that the window dressing approach of the candidates would no longer work.

“Those trips of sands are tipped on Thursday ahead of the postponed elections; now don’t be surprised that the trips of sands will remain there until next year without being leveled,” he said.

Mr Malcon Babs-Ayilara, a youth leader in the area, said that the community was weary of the antics of candidates who use tipping of sand on the roads as bait for votes.

“We cannot succumb to such baits any longer, it is old fashioned; where have they been since we have been suffering on this road; why now.

“Up till now the sands are still there compounding the narrow roads and making movement even more difficult,” he said.

He called on candidates or political parties that heaped the sand on the roads to level them to enable people to pass to their various assignment points.

According to him, one of the roads, a three kilometer stretch, is in a pathetic state.

Mr Christopher Nnanna, spokesman of the Tedi Tenants and Landlords Association, also asked politicians to be responsive in their relationship with the electorate.