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Onitsha monarch exposes President's 'empty' pledges

24 February 2014, 07:34Augustine Osayande

Abuja – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East has hailed the Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, Igwe Alfred Achebe, for exposing alleged empty promises during the 2011 presidential campaign.

Among these is the completion of the second Niger Bridge.

The party in a statement signed by it spokesperson, Osita Okechukwu, said the Royal Majesty was aware that the President has not mustered the political will.

“The truth of the matter is that His Royal Majesty is not known to take NO prisoners; as a former top manager in Shell International, he is aware that President Jonathan has not mustered the political will, as it does not take more than four years, since the promise was made to complete a 1.8 km bridge and outlay of less than 20 km road network,” APC stated.

The opposition party added that when there was abundant resources in the federal treasury, “the needful was for our dear president if he wanted to fulfill the promise was to call for competitive bid, award the project transparently at less cost and complete the bridge before now.”

 The APC South East once more commends the Obi of Onitsha, whom it described as an intellectual and consummate bureaucrat for his accurate record keeping, the courage to speak the truth and the royalty to stand up when other Igwes and prominent Igbos were “falling over themselves to join the gravy train of the heavily stocked presidential campaign’s war chest.”

 – CAJ News

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