The vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi, has appealed to the government of Anambra State to quickly flush out illegal revenue collectors in the state, especially at the Onitsha Bridge Head and other strategic places.
Obi made this call while addressing a group of journalists at Onitsha.
Speaking out of his first-hand experience, Obi said, “I was passing through the Bridge Head in the morning where I experienced over three hours delay in traffic.
“Out of curiosity, I had to come down from my vehicle only to behold different groups extorting money from the people. Apart from causing delays in traffic, they constitute a menace to the travelling public, businesses and people’s sources of livelihood, not mentioning the countless hours lost to unproductivity at such traffic hotspots.”
Obi, therefore, appealed to the government of Anambra to move in quickly and flush out all illegal groups using the name of government to cause problems to people at a time like this, when Nigerians are already passing through tough times occasioned by cumulative years of bad leadership.
“Aside from causing more hardship to the road users, these extortionists pose a serious security threat to society,” Obi added.
Obi also called on all those engaged in the illegal acts to think twice and mend their ways rather than harassing those that make honest efforts to make ends meet.