Address injustice against Igbos, Buhari told

The Igbo Delegates Association in the 19 Northern States and Federal Capital Territory, has called on the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to focus on construction of massive roads infrastructure and provision of social amenities in the South Eastern part of Nigeria.

The association said most of the Federal roads in the South East are in near total collapse and needed urgent attention even as it also called on the president elect to redress the injustices melted on the Igbos by successive administrations in the country.

The President-General of of the association, Chief Damian Iyanma stated this while addressing newsmen in Lokoja yesterday

The President -general who said , in past elections,the Igbos were always putting their eggs in one basket , said the association had to take a different position this time around because they did not want what happened to their kinsmen in 2011 general election when they were brutally killed and their businesses destroyed to happen again which made them to come out boldly to endorse Buhari on the a week before the general election..

In his words ” we live in the North, we do business in the North and we understand the people and the terrain in the North, we relate well socially, politically and we even intermarry, and we believed it is only Buhari that can really transform Nigeria and bring the needed change so we saw no reason why we should deny him our support” he said

Iyanma who stressed more light why the Igbos in the Northern states did not endorse the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Good Luck Jonathan, said they have lived in peace as well benefited from the Northern Nigeria for over the years.

The Igbo President who commended Buhari for his victory at the poll, however,lamented the neglect of the Ibos by successive regimes in the country said the region has not been adequately catered for by the federal government adding that the entire zone has no good roads network as well as befitting federal government hospitals, educational institutions and other social amenities.

He there fore pleaded with the president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari not abandon the Igbos for not voting for him massively in the region stressing that the igbos at home were mis-led by some money-mongers whose interest were how to amass wealth and not how the region will move forward.


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