Ndigbo Better-off Under Buhari, Says Orji’s ex-aide

Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia

Former Special Adviser on Media to former Abia State governor, Chief Joshua Ogbonnaya has said that Ndigbo have fared better under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration than the three previous ones. 

Ogbonnaya stated this while speaking to our correspondent following Buhari’s declaration to re-contest for the office in 2019 in his office in Umuahia, the state capital.

He said under the other administrations Ndigbo suffered serious marginalisation and neglect in the provision of infrastructure despite their overwhelming support for them.

“It was quite unfortunate that despite our massive support for  those administrations, we have nothing to show for it in terms of infrastructure development and presence,” he said.

He said  this was most unfortunate as the people voted for the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the elections that produced the administrations.

He argued that under Buhari, the people had witnessed the rehabilitation of most federal roads in the South East with emphasis on the Port Harcourt Express Way, and Onisha-Enugu road among others.

He expressed a different view to the general opinion held by the people that the administration had not been fare to them in appointments into strategic positions and offices.

“In the other administrations we had what people term as grade “A” ministerial appointments, but what did we benefit from them,” the All Progressives Congress (APC) chief fired back.

Continuing, Ogbonnaya noted “We should concern ourselves with redressing the marginalization, and attracting infrastucture and basic social amenities which are permanent and not transient things.

According to the former aide, the various security challenges facing the country had been a recurring decimal over the years, but expressed confidence that it would soon come to end.