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2nd Niger bridge, other projects are Igbos’ right not favours — Gov. Umahi

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Thursday said that the 2nd Niger Bridge among other projects being clamoured for by the people of Igbo extraction and the South-East region, were their rights and not favours.
Umahi, who made the assertion in Abakaliki while addressing newsmen on his return after an official trip outside the state, said that the Igbos were bonafide citizens of the country who must enjoy all inherent rights.
The governor noted that the demands from the Federal Government could be likened to the people having to thank it for the ongoing construction works across the state, saying such gesture “is a mistake because such requested developments are their rights.
“The Igbos should not shy away from demanding for development of the zone by the Federal Government (FG) because the areas are predominantly occupied by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“We are not campaigning for anybody as the welfare, problems and future of the south-east zone are beyond politics,” he said.
He noted that any political party that “takes south-east zone seriously would in turn be taken seriously by the zone and the people will not beg to support anybody.
(NAN)

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