- Nigeria's former SGF, Anyim Pius Anyim, has replied Prince Arthur Eze over the criticism of his tenure as the SGF
- Prince Eze had accused Anyim of not doing anything for the southeast while he was in government
- In his response, Anyim lambasted the businessman, saying he has been attacking him because he did not patronize him with contracts when he was the SGF
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has replied popular businessmen, Prince Arthur Eze, over his comments on the former's performance while in government.
Prince Eze had reportedly accused Anyim of favouring his hometown but ignoring the entire southeast when he was the SGF.
The businessman also reportedly accused former president Goodluck Jonathan, under whose Anyim served, of not helping his people while in government.
“During the time of Goodluck Jonathan, we had the Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Pius Anyim. What did he do for Igbo People? He brought Julius Berger and they tarred his own road; the one leading to his house.
"All our roads were bad. It is President Buhari that is tarring our roads now. Look at Enugu – Onitsha Road, Enugu – Port Harcourt Road, Second Niger Bridge. He went and modernized Zik’s grave. Did Jonathan do that? Jonathan’s people wrote petition against him. His people said that he took their land and built a house. They copied me the petition and I showed it to him. I said look at it, they are your people. What do you want the north to do?" Eze was quoted to have said.
Replying Eze via an open letter published by ThisDay, the former SGF advised the popular businessman to "try to show some sense of dignity and decorum."
Anyim claimed that Prince Eze has been attacking him because he did not patronize him with contracts when he was the SGF.
The former SGF advised the businessman to channel his resources and time as a wealthy man to more worthy ventures.
Anyim also lambasted Eze for his negative comments on ex-President Jonathan.
"You perched around President Jonathan like a hungry fly while President Jonathan was in office. Now, you shamelessly and dishonourably say derogatory words about President Jonathan. One can only bet that you will do the same to the leadership of the present administration once they are out of power. That is not in the character of Ndigbo," the former SGF said.
"In conclusion, it is my wish to advise you to please respect yourself and your age. Never forget that respect is earned and that as a Prince from the esteemed Ukpo community, you should have more sense of honour," Anyim added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that former president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, stated that his relationship with President Buhari is cordial despite party affiliation and political difference.
Jonathan made this known on Tuesday, July 21, while addressing the pressmen at the State House in Abuja.
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