Pres­i­dent’s visit to the S/East re­as­sur­ing – Oko­rie

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Saawua Terzungwe

A for­mer pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of the United Progressive Party (UPP) and an el­der states­man, Chief Chek­was Oko­rie told Daily Trust last night in a tele­phone in­ter­view that Buhari’s visit to the south-east has given hope to the peo­ple.

Ac­cord­ing to OKo­rie, the peo­ple of the re­gion have now re­alised that they have not been for­got­ten in the scheme of things.

He de­scribed the visit as a wel­come de­vel­op­ment but used the op­por­tu­nity to ap­peal to the Pres­i­dent to sched­ule more of such of­fi­cial vis­its to the re­gion.

Chief Oko­rie, who is the founder of the All Pro­gres­sives Grand Al­liance (APGA) and cur­rent UPP na­tional chair­man, also ap­pealed to the Pres­i­dent to con­sider im­prov­ing the state of in­fra­struc­ture and es­pe­cially roads in the south-east in order to add value to the na­tion’s econ­omy.

“He was ex­pected to visit the south-east be­fore now. So his visit is a wel­come de­vel­op­ment. We are im­pressed be­cause it gives the peo­ple a sense of be­long­ing. We en­join all wellmean­ing Nige­ri­ans to wel­come him,” he said.

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