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Jonathan is not an Igbo man - Amaechi tells Ndigbo


The Director General, Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation and Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday reminded Ndigbo that President Goodluck Jonathan was not an Igbo man.Amaechi, who spoke at the Michael Okpara venue of the APC's presidential campaign rally in Enugu said Ndigbo should not be deceived by 'Ebele and Azikiwe', attached to President Jonathan's names.Speaking in Igbo language, he challenged Jonathan to speak Igbo if he claimed to be one with the Igbos.

Earlier, Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, assured the people that Buhari would stabilise the country, if voted into office.Okorocha, however, urged Buhari to give the South-East one more state, and also fund the construction of the second Niger Bridge from the federal budget, instead of the current public/private partnership arrangement.Other projects which Okorocha asked Buhari to execute in the South-East include upgrading the Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, to an international status, and the construction of the Onitsha-Enugu and Aba-Ikot Ekpene roads.

The National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, urged the Igbo to vote for the APC, noting that they (Igbos) had supported the PDP for 16 years without anything to show for it.Former Anambra State Governor, Senator Chris Ngige, in an address at the event, said Buhari "will make sure that nobody takes the money that belongs to the people and put it in his pocket."The governorship candidate of the APC in Enugu State, Mr. Okey Ezea, was presented with the party's flag at the event, which attracted a large turnout.Ezea promised to provide free education and free heath care services to the people of the state if he was voted to become the governor.

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