A chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State and former House of Representatives candidate, Dr. Chimaobi Desmond Anyaso, has tasked the state government with a proper check on roadworthiness.
This was coming on the heels of the recent sad incident of a loaded trailer losing control and falling into the abattoir located at Waterside River Area of Aba.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Umuahia, on Tuesday, Anyaso called on the Abia government and agencies involved in checking vehicles to ensure they are thorough, asserting that it is a matter of life and death and therefore must be done with the utmost sense of responsibility.
According to him, this is to ensure that vehicles, such as the trailer that caused the mishap are checked properly, stressing that such vehicles should be impounded when declared unfit to ply the roads.
He said that this has become imperative to check the increasing number of road accidents, expressing optimism that those in charge of traffic must have learnt one or two lessons in order to avert this kind of unfortunate incident in future.
Anyaso commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu particularly for deploying men to assist the police in dousing tension among other things, maintaining that it is not a time to apportion blames or embark on mindless destruction of property by an angry mob.
He, however, sympathized with the families of the victims and prayed to God to comfort them especially in their moments of grief while stating his readiness to assist the victims through his charity foundation as the Abia State Government and Eziama Divisional Police Officer will guide them accordingly.
Anyaso tasks Abia govt on thorough roadworthiness check