Despite his defeat at the February 25, 2023 National Assembly elections, which he is still challenging in court, the Senator representing FCT, Philip Aduda, has inspected multi-billion Naira projects ranging from roads, mini-stadium, water and other infrastructures he attracted as his constituency projects.

Aduda has also vowed to ensure the completion of the projects that were still ongoing while others were ready for commissioning.

This is coming just as most of Aduda’s constituents have lamented the outcome of the FCT senatorial election in which Ireti Kingibe of Labour Party was declared as Senator-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The lamentations were triggered by the tour of Aduda to the sites of a series of projects he executed or being executed across various wards in Bwari and Abuja Municipal Area Councils (AMAC) at the weekend.

The multi-billion Naira projects on roads included the N1.4 billion Global Suite Road in Sabon Gari Area of Bwari with a distance covering 6km; N1.4 billion Nyanya road project and 1.5 km GSS Kudurolu road with street light, expansive multipurpose Town Hall situated in Kuduru ward in Bwari Area Council, 2.2km internal road project in Gbazango, Kubwa ward and passable Byhazin across road in Byazin ward, Bwari Area Council.

On Saturday, Aduda also inspected a series of road projects with drainages completed and nearing completion in AMAC, an expensive Sports Centre built in Jikoyi and Nyanya for talent hunt.

During the inspection tours, residents and constituents within the communities where the projects are sited trooped out en masse to welcome the Senator and thanked him for the execution of the projects.

In one of such expressions of appreciation, the Chief Imam of Pipeline Mosque in Gbazango, Kubwa Ward, Kassim Abdallah, told the Senator not to worry about the outcome of the election as the Almighty Allah will continue to grant him the grace of serving the people and communities alike.

“For us in this area, you are a worthy ambassador of the masses and downtrodden in government . The relief this Gbazango Pipeline road you constructed , brought to the beneficiaries , will surely manifest success for you in all your endeavors “, he said.

Another resident of the area , Sumaila Ibrahim said Aduda is a man of the people as far as project delivery representation is concerned at the National Assembly .

According to him, many of those who voted against Aduda’s party in the National Assembly elections last month did so out of ignorance and now regretting it.

“He is a man of the people, he will be back again,” he stressed.

Explaining to journalists the motive behind the project’s unveiling after the elections, Senator Aduda said he did it for posterity and to knock off the argument or remarks by some people that he didn’t do anything within the last 20 years of his representation of FCT residents at the National Assembly.

He said: “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.

“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 re – elected into the National Assembly or legislative arm, the more he or she garners experience and needed contacts for facilitation of development – driven projects to his or her constituencies, as I have done for the people of FCT within the last 20 years.

“The Nyanya-Hospital Road is costing over N1.4 billion, with the drainages, culverts with modern facilities like the one leading to Mechanic village around the Sabon Geri area of Bwari Area Council which also costs over N1.4 billion.

“As we are winding down the 9th senate, we need to go round to take inventory of what we have done and put them into a compendium for history because we want history to judge us right, when our stories will be told.

“The Projects unveiling and inspection , continues next week with similar visitations to their sites in Gwagwalada , Kuje , Kwali and Abaji Area Councils.”


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