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Stop setting agenda for Buhari, APC tells Ohanaeze

13 August 2015, 07:53

Awka - The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Anambra, has told Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a socio-cultural organisation of Igbo, to stop setting agenda for President Muhammadu Buhari.

This is coming on the heels of a statement credited to former Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Anambra, Dr Chris Eluemunoh asking the President to complete the second Niger Bridge.

This is contained in a statement by the Publicity Secretary of APC in Anambra, Mr Okelo Madukaife in Awka on Wednesday.

The statement described Eluemunoh’s call as sheer 'busy body'.

"Buhari does not need such reminder from anybody to do the right things for the people of the area.

"Buhari and Ndigbo do not need a selfish call from a hate campaigner working to confront Ndigbo with the Federal Government.

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"They can do without those trying to drive a wedge for themselves in the guise of Ohanaeze activists.

"It’s the dream of Buhari government and all visionary persons in the South East, including every member of APC in the geopolitical zone, to see the completion of the second River Niger bridge.

"It is this project that many try to isolate and hype as second Niger Bridge and position it as a signature project for Ndigbo."

The statement said "many politicians, particularly of the PDP stock, who enjoy the unflinching loyalty of Eluemuno, have taken this advantage to exploit Ndigbo.

"The exploitation cuts across government but got to a height under the Goodluck Jonathan administration," he added.

it accused Madukaife of a recent hate campaign to drive a wedge between Ndigbo and the Presidency under Buhari.

"We, therefore, remind Eluemunoh whose partisanship has never been hidden, that Buhari does not need any reminders to do the needful on the completion of the bridge," it said. 



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