The Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma has stated that it will be ‘unfair’ to say that President Muhammadu Buhari has abandoned the South-Eastern region of the country.
Uzodinma who appeared on a programme on Channels Television, monitored by POLITICS NIGERIA, disclosed that the Second Niger Bridge was enough proof to show that the President cares about the region.
He said that Buhari was the only President who fulfilled the promise of building the bridge.
“It would be a thing of ingratitude for anybody to come from that region to talk about President Buhari neglecting the old eastern bloc.”
“Government after government came, made promises and paid lip service to the promises. From 1979 to 1983, the second republic, we were promised the second Niger bridge.”
“From 1999 to 2007, we were promised the second Niger bridge. Until 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari, as I speak to you, has spent over N360 billion.”
“Only last week, I was watching television. I saw the chief of staff to the president, minister of works, minister of labour and productivity inspecting the joining of the bridge for commissioning within the next three months.”
When asked about zoning the Presidential Ticket to the South-East in 2023, Hope said that the ticket is not an ‘airline ticket’ adding that it would only be given to a candidate that is capable of winning the election.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.