- Former Senate president, Ken Nnamani, has lauded the leadership of APC over its development of the southeast
- Nnamani said no former government has developed the region the way Buhari-led government is doing
- The APC chieftain noted that the people of the zone would be happy if APC can present an Igbo man as its presidential candidate in 2023
Ken Nnamani, a former Senate president, has stated that President Mohammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government has done tremendously well for the southeast region.
Legit.ng reports that he stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
He said although it has not been well publicised, the infrastructure development in the southeast has been massive.
The APC chieftain, however, lamented that previous governments had abandoned the Enugu-Port Harcourt road for years which he described as a death trap to travellers and commuters.
He said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration commenced the construction of the dilapidated road, in addition to the Second Niger Bridge project.
“I drove from Owerri to Enugu just two days ago; I came back to Abuja just yesterday. The Enugu-Port Harcourt road that has remained a death trap, if you have seen it yourself and seen the quality of construction going on, they use granite stones where they feel the soil is bad.
“Take the second Niger Bridge which is done by President Buhari’s administration, it has been on the drawing board for a long time. Take Enugu Airport, for instance, it appeared in about four different appropriation bills passed until this time."
He also backed several calls for restructuring based on the myriads of security challenges facing the nation.
The APC leader said that ex-president Goodluck Jonathan set up a national conference in 2014 to address some of the nation’s critical issues at the time.
He also called on the federal government to adopt some recommendations made from the confab.
Speaking on who would fly the APC flag in the 2023 presidential election, the ex-Senate president said the ruling party would determine, adding that the Igbo people deserve to be considered for the presidential slot.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Igbos indigenes who come from communities based outside of the southeastern part of Nigeria are not qualified to seek the presidential position in the 2023 election.
It was reported that the statement was made by the former senate president, Anyim Pius Anyim, who is a popular supporter of the Igbo presidency in 2023.
Anyim was said to have issued the statement of disqualification while delivering a lecture at the 6th World Igbo Summit at Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State.