The Senator representing Imo North Senatorial zone, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, has justified the call for the Igbo to work for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office.
He said that President Buhari’s success in the 2019 election, will guarantee Igbo Presidency by 2023, much more than any other political permutation or alignment.
The Senator who spoke with journalists during the official flag-off of 6km NDDC road project at Osu Owerre in Isiala Mbano Council Area of Imo State, called on Ndigbo across political party and religious divides to support Buhari if they desirous of achieving the age long clamor for Igbo Presidency.
Uwajumogu who represented the Chairman of Niger Delta Development Commission (NNDC), Senator Ndoma Egba, noted that the Igbo have no reasons not to support President Buhari, especially of the enormous projects his administration has brought to the area.
He argued that “Under the present democratic dispensation, both the South/West under former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the South/South under former president Good luck Jonathan have taken their turns in the presidency of the country except the Southeast geopolitical zone”.
He added further that the present administration under President Buhari has cited the highest number of projects in the zone such as Water Dams, and roads among others as he called upon the people of his zone to demonstrate their appreciation by voting for him in the 2019 election.
On his part, the Senator said that he has attracted N25b projects to Okigwe zone within the period of three and half years he has so far served in the National Assembly as a senator of the zone
He said that the road which begins from Ihim community covers 5 communities and 55 colleges when completed would serve as a major road for both people within and outside
He said he made three consecutive attempt to ensure the award of contract of the road when he was a speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, adding that the road projects which would be completed within the specified period worth’s more than N1.6b.
While paying special tribute to President Buhari, reminded his people that it is only the President under All Progressive Congress APC that has remembered Okigwe zone after the PDP government in 16 years had failed the zone
He appealed to the people of his constituents to give all APC candidates both at the state house of assembly, federal house of representative, senate, governor and presidency their votes to guarantee quality representation and development
In his remarks of appreciation, the traditional ruler of Ihim autonomous community in Isiala Mbano LGA, HRH Eze Oliver Ohanwe commended President Buhari for the award of the road contract in his community and other federal projects sited in the zone
He also commended Senator Uwajumogu for his grass root oriented representation of the zone which has actually transformed into projects for the people