Zik’s Mausoleum inaugurated as Buhari begs for votes in Enugu and Onitsha

Zik’s Mausoleum was inaugurated as President Muhammadu Buhari today visited two states in South East-Enugu and Anambra states.

He was in Enugu before proceeding to Onitsha in Anambra state. In the two events he begged the people of the States to vote for APC. He insisted that his government meant well for the people of South East.

The President’s aircraft touched down at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport at about 9:54am.

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Buhari arrives Akanu Ibiam International Airport

He was received by the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as well as some ministers including Geoffrey Onyeama (Foreign Affairs), Ogbonnaya Onu (Science and Technology), and Rotimi Amaechi (Transportation).

Shortly after, President Buhari and his entourage headed for Anambra State where he would pay a courtesy visit to the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe.

He stopped over to inaugurate the Zik Mausoleum at Inosi Onira at the commercial city of the state before addressing members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at a rally.

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Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, along with several traditional and religious leaders among other dignitaries received hi at Igwe Achebe’s palace.

Buhari who spoke at a presidential campaign rally held at the Holy Trinity field in Onitsha said his government was working hard on the economy, security and the fight against corruption.

The president was at the newly completed Zik’s Mausoleum, where he commissioned the project .

Buhari said, “I am happy to have commissioned the Zik’s Mausoleum, I am just coming from there now. The road from Enugu to here(Onitsha), which was last done during the Abacha time is being done again.

“We are also working on the Port Harcourt road to this place too, and I believe the minister of Transport (Rotimi Amaechi) has also told you of the railway project, which will also pass from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri, through some of your states.”

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Buhari greeting Ugwuanyi and other stakeholders at the Airport

In the area of security, Buhari assured that his government was doing his best, while also stating that no local government in the North East was being held by members of the Boko Haram sect.

On militancy in the Niger Delta, he said, “In the Niger Delta, we have reached an agreement with the militants, and production is going on. It is unfortunate that production has come down from over two million barrels per day to about half a million.”

Earlier, the minister of Labour and employment, Dr Chris Ngige listed some of President Buhari’s achievements in Anambra State to include 15,000 beneficiaries of the NPower scheme and feeding of Anambra State children in primary school through the school feeding programme.

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He said, “On the basis of track records, I believe that people of good conscience will vote for APC and for Buhari. Anambra will not only vote for Buhari but for the three senatorial candidates. Last time, they allocated 19,000 votes to Buhari, but this time around, but this time around, Mr President, You will see what will happen.

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Buhari with Ugwuanyi and flower girl at the Airport

Also addressing the crowd, Coordinator of President Muhammadu-Buhari Campaign Council in Anambra, Senator Andy Uba thanked the people for turning out massively to welcome the president.

At Enugu on his way back to Abuja,  President Buhari inaugurated the Post-Graduate Centre of Excellence built by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and donated to the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He attended a rally of the APC in Enugu state.