Ebonyi state Governor Dave Umahi has stated that President Buhari Has Done More For South-East than PDP’s 16-year of ruling the country.
Umahi stated that the Igbos now have a fair play in terms of economic and infrastructural development under Buhari which was missing under the PDP.
The Ebonyi State Governor who made the pronouncements through his Commissioner for Information and State Orientation Mr Uchenna Orji.
The governor argued that the N10 billion airport rehabilitation, the 2nd Niger Bridge, the Enugu-Port-Harcourt Expressway and other infrastructures are pointers to the benefits the South-East states got from the Buhari administration.
“These are indications that this administration is helping the South-East a lot more than ever. We believe in constituted authorities, we believe in establishments. That is why we still have the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the able leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. We also believe in the leadership of governors and so, our various shades of opinion will not be a barrier to governance.
“The South-East has abiding faith in Nigeria as a nation. The labours of our heroes past shall never be in vain. One of our most respected founding fathers, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe was in the frontline of championing the cause of one Nigeria, the cause of an independent Nigeria and we cannot for any reason renege from that vision. People express opinions based on a lot of factors. There have been issues of marginalisation and under-development.
“You would recall that the 16-year rule of PDP did not give the South-East any progress. So, these accumulated issues made people to share different opinions but the majority opinion goes. Our leaders believe in one Nigeria where there is peace and I think it is high time Nigerian government considers the issue of conceding presidency to the South-East, no matter the political party.”
“It is important to give everybody a sense of belonging, no matter the party. We should fight for the corporate existence of Nigeria the Governor stated.”