This is Atte-Road in Akoko _ Edo LGA of Edo State .
The first time I travelled on this road was in 1999 during the governorship campaign of former Edo State Governor, Chief Nosakhare Luck Igbenedion of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The only campaign promise that day was that if they (Atte Community) voted for Lucky/Ogiadomhe Ticket, the road will be tarred. Lucky became governor for 8years between 1999 _ 2003 and he reneged on his promise.
During the electioneering campaign of former Governor Professor Osunbor, Atte and Lampese/Bekuma/Ekpedo/Ekpe/Makeke/Ajoyo/Ososo roads were prioritized by the Professor of Law who turned politician. He won election and became a governor but his tenure was short lived as the court sacked him .
However, it must be noted that he(Osunbor) tarred the Lampese / Ososo axis of the road within one year before the court removed him. Perhaps, he would have done more roads if he were not sacked as a result of electoral irregularity
Then came Adams Aliu Oshiomhole who took over from Osunbor and had earlier campaigned at Atte community that he would fix their road alongside Ikiran_Ile, Okpe/Ijaja with a spur to Oloma, Somorika, Ikakumo/Ayaran/Ikiran_Oke, Imoga, Ibillo/Ogugu/Ayanwoza/Unumu/Akpama/Agbaneshumu with a spur to Unumu Oke/Ogbe/Aiyetoro , Ekpesa/Ugboshi_Ele/Aiyegunle/Uneme_Nekhua with a sour to Eshawa and Ugboshi _ Afe and Igarra/Enwan/Akuku/Ojirami/Dagbala/Akiosu/Ojah with a spur to Ojirami _ Araromi and Afe roads.
For the 8years of Oshiomhole Administration, only Igarra/Ojah road was built and he did the construction for nearly 8years.
But Atte Road which has always been a top priority and a big campaign tissue by both previous and subsequent government has always been abandoned.
WRITTEN BY: Mr.Victor Arogunyo.