EBOJELE AKHERE PATRICK, Benin.
THE member representing Uhunmwode constituency in the Edo State House of Assembly, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, has finally put to rest a controversy concerning the number of classrooms her office recently constructed at Idunmwunghae as her constituency project.
Ativie, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, said on her Facebook page after the Uhunmwode Youths for Positive Change accused her of falsehood: “It is a block of three classrooms and not six. The error is regretted”.
News reports had it that a block of six rather than three classrooms, a Headmaster’s office and a store was last week commissioned by Edo State Deputy Governor Dr. Pius Odubu as the lawmaker’s constituency project.
Dr. Odubu who expressed delight over the completion of the project, said power is held in trust for the people and must therefore be used to make the people happy through development projects and human development. He congratulated Uhunmwode for voting Mrs. Ativie as their representative and implored them to protect the school against vandalization.
Ativie said the construction of the school was in fulfillment of her electioneering promise to the people, disclosing that similar projects were located in three communities while a water project was in for Izighiri village.
She, however, thanked the people of Uhunmwode for giving her support.