Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Chief Victor Umeh, the Senator representing Anambra-central senatorial district at the National Assembly, has chided the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for not completing the Zik’s Mausoleum in Onitsha Anambra state in all the 16 years of its reign in the country.
He said what the PDP could not do in 16 years was what President Muhammadu Buhari did and commissioned, adding that he was happy the Buhari administration completed Zik’s Mausoleum.
Umeh, who spoke with journalists in Awka on Wednesday, emphasized that President Buhari should also complete on-going road projects in the southeast region as well as embark on new ones and equally give appointments to Ndigbo as the principle of equity and fairness demand.
The Senator explained that it was proper to commend the president for completing the Zik’s Mausoleum in Onitsha and that if the president does something good, he should be shown gratitude and encouragement even though he pointed out that the PDP didn’t commend Buhari for completing Zik’s Mausoleum.
Umeh however recalled that the Mausoleum was started many years ago and abandoned by successive governments but the government of President Buhari provided money, completed it and it became magnificent.
He emphasized that what the president completed and commissioned was a great honour done to the Great Zik of Africa; the first president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as well as the first Governor-General of Nigeria.
According to him, the southeast was happy that some of the roads in the area were receiving attention and that President Buhari should integrate Ndigbo fully in his government because they were not against him.
Umeh, who was the former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) also told journalists that he did a family thanksgiving recently in his country home Aguluzigbo in Anaocha local government area of Anambra state to thank God for His blessings and benevolence and also to express profound gratitude to Him for overcoming all the huddles in his way to the senate.
He said that having resumed on January 18th 2018, it was only proper for him to be thankful to God and the people of Anambra-central senatorial district for being patient and staying on with him.
Umeh therefore added that what was uppermost in his mind at the moment was how to return to the Nigerian senate to continue providing quality representation for the people of Anambra-central senatorial zone and not frivolous insinuations and falsehood people peddle around.