Consider zoning order in choosing Buhari’s successor — APC Chieftain

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Jacob Ogodo, Abakaliki

A chieftain of All Peoples Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, Chief Chaka Nweze has called on Nigerians to be mindful of the zoning order in their search for President Buhari’s successor as that will ultimately foster national cohesion and integration.

He stressed on the need to  shun sentiments and other forms of distractions and search for a candidate with enviable records of performance in office, especially in the areas of infrastructure, security among others.

Chief Chaka Nweze made the call while exchanging views with newsmen in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital.

He pointed out that Nigeria’s major problems are infrastructural decay and insecurity and these have slowed the rate of development in the country, scaring foreign investment which in turn, has greatly affected its economy and social sector.

APC Chieftain noted that President Buhari has done a lot in addressing these challenges by revamping dilapidated infrastructure, deploying necessary resources to tackle insecurity as the country needs a leader who will ‘digitally’ consolidate on these gains.

He disclosed that Ebonyi state Governor, Chief David Umahi on the saddle of the country’s leadership will pay unbridled attention to infrastructure as he has done in Ebonyi, especially Abakaliki, the state capital, which has been made the beautiful bride of the South-East zone and the country.

He noted that Umahi has completed over eight standard and world class flyovers and is on the verge of completing several others.

Chief Nweze stated that an interesting aspect is that the Abakaliki- Enugu high way has a large chunk of the flyover projects and this has strategically connected Ebonyi  with neighbouring countries such as Cameroon among others as well improving trade, investments and other business opportunities in the process.

According to him, that is the type of infrastructural innovation the country needs to ensure free trade, massive economic transformation, enhance business ties with its neighbours in order to wriggle it from economic quagmire and become an economic hub sub-regionally, continentally and internationally.

“Nigeria’s major problems are infrastructural decay and insecurity and these have slowed the rate of development in the country, scaring foreign investment which in turn, has greatly affected its economy and social sector.

“President Buhari has done a lot in addressing these challenges by revamping dilapidated infrastructure, deploying necessary    resources to tackle insecurity as the country needs a leader who will ‘digitally’ consolidate on these gains.

“Umahi on the saddle of the country’s leadership will pay unbridled attention to infrastructure as he has done in Ebonyi, especially Abakaliki, the state capital, which has been made the beautiful bride of the South-East zone and the country.

“The governor’s creative and passionate flair for infrastructural transformation, made him rehabilitate all Federal Government’s owned roads in the state, making them models among such projects across the country,” he said.