2nd Niger Bridge failed by PDP’s Obasanjo, Jonathan, built by APC’s Buhari enough for South East to vote Tinubu, says Uzodimma

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Senator Hope Uzodimma, Governor, Imo State.

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“Senator Bola Tinubu is the presidential candidate of the APC, the party in power. From 1970 when the civil war ended, the Igbos asked for the Second Niger Bridge, government after government came with promises that was not fulfilled.”

 

The Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has said that the Second Niger Bridge constructed by President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is enough for the Igbo people of South East geopolitical zone to vote the 2023 presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in next month presidential election for continuation of the party’s legacies.

“Senator Bola Tinubu is the presidential candidate of the APC, the party in power. From 1970 when the civil war ended, the Igbos asked for the Second Niger Bridge, government after government came with promises that was not fulfilled.

“The last Christmas was greeted with jubilation; Igbos coming from outside the South-East using the Second Niger Bridge. That is even enough for the whole Igbos to vote for Buhari’s legacy to continue,” the governor said on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday.

Uzodimma, who is the coordinator for Tinubu’s campaign in the South-East, also said most of the federal roads in the zone have received sufficient attention and budgetary commission and commuters no longer suffer as they use to before.

“It is not about whether Bola Tinubu is from the same place with me; it is about the programmes, to the extent that the manifesto of our great party has convinced and endeared the people. I’m very confident that the party to beat in Nigeria is the APC,” he said.

Uzodimma also said he is running a unified campaign for all APC candidates in the South-East, expressing confidence that all the party’s candidates from the governorship, House of Assembly, House of Representatives to Senate seats will be elected.

The Federal Government on December 15, 2022 temporarily opened the bridge to traffic to ease the experience of travellers during Yuletide break pending the final completion of the project.

The 1.6 kilometers long bridge links Anambra and Delta states.

The Second Niger Bridge was first proposed during the 1978/79 political campaign by then candidate Alhaji Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN). It has, however, been flagged off by administrations of Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan both of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who failed to respectively construct it.

However, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), despite display of much hate and rejection for him by South Easterners, put politics aside and chose national interest in giving to the Igbo people states what he thought would do well for them a long time to come.


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