Southeast benefited more from APC government than PDP’s 16 years, Umahi declares
- People from the southeast region have benefitted more from the government of the ruling APC than PDP
- This was disclosed recently by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state
- Specifically, he said the Igbo people have had a fair-play under Buhari’s administration
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In what will annoy many people from southeast, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has declared that the people benefitted from Buhari's government than from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was disclosed through the commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji, Vanguard reports.
He argued that the Igbo have had a fair-play under Buhari’s administration in terms of economic and infrastructure development.
He consequently listed some of the key things they benefitted from this administration,
1. N10Billion Airport rehabilitation
2. the 2nd Niger Bridge
3. The Enugu -Port-Harcourt Expressway among others.
“These are indications that this administration is helping the South East a lot more than ever.”
Meanwhile, he blamed the issue of Biafra agitations on marginalisation of the southeast. He consequently urged the Igbo to embrace togetherness of purpose.
“We must agree that there is strength in unity. Every person in the southeast wants fair-play, wants freedom, wants love and peace, wants harmony and equity. If these are given to every section of this country, there will be more peace, more love and more cooperation.
In another report, Legit.ng reported that a panel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said merit, not zoning, should determine the party’s presidential candidate in the general elections in 2023.
The panel which was chaired by Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state was constituted to review the performance of the party in the 2019 general elections.
Submitting the report of his committee to the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) on Wednesday, March 17, Governor Mohammed said every part of the country should be given the opportunity to choose the best candidate.
Meanwhile, not less than 5000 PDP youths from the southwest have thrown their weight behind Governor Nyesom Wike ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
The youths said with Governor Wike in the picture as a running mate, the PDP stands a better chance than it ever had to remove the APC from the centre of national politics.
They argued that without gainsaying, the Rivers governor, with laudable contributions both in the PDP's affairs and in his leadership in the state is a formidable force to reckon with.
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