Buhari will fulfill campaign promises to Igbo, says group
As the construction of dilapidated federal roads in South East begin in top gear, the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), Enugu State chapter said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari would fulfill all campaign promises made to the people of the zone.
It also dismissed as untrue reports that the president hated Igbo and was planning to Islamize Nigeria.
In a statement titled, “Enugu BSO’s 2017 goodwill message to Ndigbo,” signed by its Publicity Secretary, Chibueze Eze, the group stated that,
“President Buhari has so far lived up to his campaign promises to the people of South-East zone and is ready to do more if given support.”
The statement applauded the Buhari administration for the progress made on the construction of South East federal roads and the approval of additional N16 billion by the federal executive council for the construction of the second Niger bridge.
It explained that in less than 24 months, the administration has achieved what its predecessors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led federal government failed to do on the roads in the South East region in 16 years.
The statement read: “For the first time in over 16 years, our people in the South-East are happy with the intensification of work along Enugu-Onitsha and other federal roads, which were dilapidated and in a state of disrepair for almost two decades.
“Quite unlike in the past when scores of lives were lost in road accidents on that road every Christmas, there was not even one report of accident or carnage along Enugu-Onitsha expressway this Christmas. It was the same story along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway. Our people had a smoother ride home for Christmas this year, instead of the bumpy ride they had in the past.”
Eze described the progress made on the roads so far as “part of the fulfillment of electoral promises made to the South-East by President Muhammadu Buhari.
He urged the people of South East to have hope in the government, as it will in the fullness of time definitely fulfill all promises made to the people of the zone.