Chief Basil Ejidike, Anambra State chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that Ohanaeze-Ndigbo, a pan socio-cultural organisation was not being fair to President Muhammadu Buhari when the Igbo organisation posited that Buhari’s first term was a nightmare to Ndigbo in one of the national dailies.
Ejidike said that the essence of the Ohanaeze-Ndigbo had been defeated long ago when the organisation deviated from its cultural role and veered into partisan politics.
He maintained that the organisation was not being fair to President Buhari because the organisation was in existence when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ruled for 16 years and no tangible achievements were recorded in the South East.
Ejidike spoke with journalists in Awka at the weekend.
He emphasised that Ohanaeze-Ndigbo should be a neutral body embracing all political parties so that whatever political party in power would get the sympathy of the organisation.
He said that during the 16 years of PDP’s administration, the Enugu-Onitsha expressway was in impassible.
“Now, Nnewi-Amichi-Uga construction is going on. It is a federal road. You are also aware of the commissioning of Zik Mausoleum which we thought Jonathan would have done but he never did. Buhari completed and commissioned it. The Second Niger Bridge before President Buhari came on board was designed to be two lanes but Buhari came and made it three lanes on both sides, making it six lanes altogether which will cover 11.5 kilometres from Asaba, Delta State to Onitsha, Anambra State,” he said.
Ejidike, however, urged the President to build on the foundation he laid in his first term in the area of security, agriculture, employment creation and a host of others.
He stressed that he meant well for the country and that the president was not a corrupt-minded person.