President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that his government has been marginalizing the Igbo people. The President, who assured the Igbo of a seaport in Onitsha if re-elected, also announced that the River Niger portion in Onitsha would be among the rivers that would be dredged for seaports in his second term.
Buhari said that the rivers in Warri and Lokoja, which he said when done, would decongest the Lagos seaport and open economic activities in Anambra and the South-East in general.
Buhari made this pledge at an interactive session with traditional rulers and presidents-general of Anambra communities at the palace of the Obi of Onitsha on Thursday during his campaign visit to the state.
The President added that his appointment of security chiefs was based on merit not sentiments, adding that the current acting Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, was appointed based on merit. While regretting that most of the roads in the zone are in deplorable conditions as a result of serial abandonment by previous governments, President Buhari assured the people of the South-East of the completion of the ongoing roads and rail projects in the geopolitical zone in his second term.