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Amaechi Minister says Goodluck Jonathan failed Igbos

Amaechi also said that Jonathan did not even fulfil his promise of building the Onitsha bridge.

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GEJ’s govt. did not leave any money for Buhari - Rotimi Amaechi play Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. (REUTERS/Stringer)

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that former President Goodluck Jonathan did not do anything to develop the South-East region.

According to Premium Times, the minister also said the former President failed the people of the region.

Amaechi also said that Jonathan did not even fulfil his promise of building the Onitsha bridge.

He said “President Jonathan went to Onitsha and danced and promised to construct Onitsha bridge. Right? After that nothing happened.

“Now we are fixing the bridge without making promise. Or did we promise to construct Onitsha bridge? I didn’t hear him (Mr. Buhari) say he would construct Onitsha bridge during the campaign…except someone spoke on his behalf.

“Today we are constructing the second bridge…which is the River Niger bridge.”

Amaechi also mocked members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-East, saying “The relevance of a politician is not determined by how much he has in his pocket. It is determined by how much development he is able to bring.

“The Port Harcourt-Owerri road was terrible. One day I made the mistake as governor to try to go to Owerri and I passed through Aba. I wept. Now we are constructing that road; it may not be at the speed that you want but we are constructing the road. The next road I mentioned is the Enugu-Onitsha.

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“We are doing Port Harcourt-Enugu, the most important road to the Igbo. The next most important road to the Igbo is Enugu to Onitsha, and he (Mr. Buhari) is doing it again… So who is better?

“The last man you people were dancing with at Onitsha bridge that promised you people that ‘Azikiwe commissioned this bridge and the second Azikiwe commissioned it again’ and never put a stone and the man who doesn’t talk at all… who didn’t make promise and he is doing it, which one do you prefer?

“Don’t be deceived by those who depended on government alone for survival.”

This is following a call by some Northern youths for Igbos to leave the region.

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