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Amaechi Says Igbo's Political Hope is Buhari's Apc

The Minister of Transportation, Hon Chibuike Amaechi, in an astonishing move yesterday took the battle for President Muhammadu Buhari's second term to Anambra State, asking Igbo individuals to vote in favor of him (Buhari) for a moment term as a method for allowing him to serve out the term of the North.

Amaechi, who was at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, as a Guest Speaker to commemorate its twelfth convocation, talked on the theme: 'The Igbo in the Politics of Nigeria'.

The Minister for Road and Transport Works who began his address by demanding that he is an Igbo man, and ought not be denied his legacy, said the issue of the Igbo in the governmental issues of Nigeria was self-incurred.

"We are not here for Campaign; we are here for a scholastic exercise. On the off chance that we were here for campaign, I would not put on this scholarly outfit, but rather we should disclose to ourselves the reality about what Buhari has done.

"You (Igbo) did not vote in favor of Buhari, true or false? You voted in favor of PDP and what have they done to improve your situation? PDP deserted the Enugu-Onitsha interstate roads since 1999, yet Buhari is taking a working on it, True or false?

"Buhari is taking a shot at the second Niger Bridge, he is dealing with the Otuocha-Ibaji-Abuja road, he is chipping away at the Abakaliki-Onueke roadway, he is working on the Oji-Achi-Naku roads in Enugu State, he is additionally also working on the Ozalla-Akpugo-Amagunze road. He is working on the the Aba-Ikot Ekpene road.

"Under Buhari, every significant city of the South-east are caught in the current railroad project. Name one government that has done up to this in a period of two years. Our concern is that we are simply being passionate," he said.

The Hon. Minister approached the Igbo to rather center around the answers for their problems in politics rather than reproach the Buhari Administration, saying part of the solution is to move into portion of the arrangement is to move into a national party like Apc subsequent to disappointment by other sectional parties.

He depicted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) as local gatherings which don't hold any hope for the Igbo.

Jokingly, Amaechi said: “Igbo should go for confession, seek forgiveness and move into a national party, and look for way to fight from inside. They should vote for Buhari for a second term, and then force him out and look for Igbo president. Let the quarrel with the North, real or imagined, stop now.
The Hon. Minister had before said that he was himself a full blooded Igbo man, encouraging the individuals who were astounded why he was chosen to convey the address not to deny him his Igbo heritage.

"My companion, Senator Abaribe, was asking me for what valid reason it ought to be me who will convey an address on Igbo in Nigerian Politics, yet I ask you to be the judge. Chibuike and Abaribe, which one sounds more Igbo?

Amaechi and Abaribe, which one is more Igbo? Presently you see that I am Igbo."

The President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Nnia Nwodo, who was likewise a visitor at the address, be that as it may, punctured some of Amaechi's cases, saying Nigeria was not working as a genuine organization, as pockets of marginalisation still proliferate against the Igbo.

As per him, "I am yet to see a Federation in which the security Apparatus is domiciled in one area of the nation. Doing as such has not likewise deterred the security challenges of the nation.

"Our nation is in a condition of war, with nobody announcing it. I decline to concur with you that individuals should join a Federal movement as you have said. On the off chance that our constitution isn't revised for individuals to live and feel protected then we are simply wasting our time.
"Respectable Minister, I implore you to fight for us. We are the genuine Nigerians. Regardless of whether we voted left or right, our behavioral example has demons

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