The Enugu State chapter of the Buhari Support Organization (BSO) has called on South-Easterners to support the President’s developmental strides, particularly as work has begun on the second Niger Bridge.
BSO said massive infrastructural facelift in the region has commenced as the building of bad federal roads has taken off.
The appeal was contained in a statement by the group’s Publicity Secretary, Chibueze Eze.
Eze said: “President Buhari has so far lived up to his campaign promises to the people of South-east zone.
“The president is ready to do more if given support.
“We are witnesses to the truism that he neither hates Ndigbo nor is he going to Islamize Nigeria.
Eze applauded the president for the progress made on the construction of South-east federal roads.
“We had wished that ex-president Goodluck Jonathan would have placed the 2nd Niger Bridge on direct federal contract.
“It was done for the Owete Bridge in Benue.
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“He rather opted for a PPP model.
“The Owete model would have made the project cheaper and faster,” Eze said.
“For the first time in over 16 years, South-easterners are happy with work along Enugu-Onitsha and other federal roads.
“These roads were dilapidated and had been in a state of disrepair for almost two decades.
“The rehabilitation work on the Enugu-Onitsha road is being handled by RCC Limited.
“One lane is now fully functional while work has seriously progressed on the other lane.
“In the past, scores of lives were lost in road accidents on that road every Christmas.
“This year, 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,” he said.
“It is high time Ndigbo count our teeth with our tongues and abandon those ethnic merchants and religious bigots.
“These were the few who became millionaires when millions were impoverished,” Eze said.