The second Niger bridge construction has been a political campaign project for all presidential candidates for long.
21 years, but under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, the project is now almost a reality, an Igbo political leader, Joe Igbokwe, has noted.
Igbokwe, a former publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos and currently the Special Adviser on Drainage and Environment to Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, spoke Thursday at the inauguration of the N’digbo arm of the Lagos APC.
He said in view of the current massive development in the South-East, the region has no alternative than to remain in the APC and support the Buhari administration. He said, “Given what is happening in the South East now in terms of development, I don’t think any project is bigger than second Niger Bridge in Nigeria today.
If you see that bridge, it is getting to conclusion. They will soon finish. I know that by next year that project would have been completed. That bridge was used to dupe our people for 21 years, I won’t go further than that.”
The Coordinator of the Ndigbo APC in Lagos, Eze Uche Dimgba, said the Igbo in Lagos would vote massively for the ruling party and continue to support the Buhari administration.
The president of the Igbo community in Lagos, Chief Sunday Udeh, recalled that Igbo people were not united in the 2015 elections.