President Muhammadu Buhari accompanied by APC party faithfuls which include Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige, the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, the Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi and the party National Auditor, Chief George Moghalu.
Others in his entourage, were Governor of Lagos, Akinwumi Ambode, Senators Andy Uba, Margery Chuba Okadigbo, Emma Anosike, Hope Uzodinma, Hon. Tony Nwoye, Bar. Basil Okonkwo among others stormed the commercial city of Onitsha in commission of the Ziks Mausoleum.
President Buhari while commissioning of Zik mausoleum said that late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe as was not only a Nigerian but a nationalist who chose to be credible and indelible in service and leadership.
The President described Dr Azikiwe as an epitome of peace unity and one Nigeria and we owe him as a duty to sustain and promote his national patriotism and accomplishment.
“I inherited some of the Federal Government projects that were abandoned by the successive administrations which include the Ziks Mauseloum, the Enugu Onitsha Express road, Enugu Okigwe Port Harcourt road and the 2nd Niger Bridge and I have chosen to ensure the completion of these projects part of which we are commissioning today, he said”.
He said that his administration has successfully completed projects in the South East particularly in Anambra state abandoned twenty years ago, adding that the 2nd Niger Bridge valued at N302 billion is ongoing.
He said that too many unemployed youths were now enjoying.
employment from N-Power programme, assuring that more people, particularly women would benefit from the government if given the opportunity to go for second term in office.
On security President Buhari refuted the insinuations that the insurgents control a large part of Borno State, saying that the gallant Nigerian troops are in full control of the situation, while the Boko Haram elements were on the run.
He said that his government has brought criminal activities under control, insisting that the security agents have improved surveillance and crime control has improved greatly.
Early, at the palace of the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, President Buhari allayed the fear that the South East are being marginalized, adding that his administration has improved the standard of the living of the people of Nigeria including the South East.
He, however, acknowledged the complaint over the appointment of security chiefs which the South East are complaining of, promised that his administration will be fair to all Nigerian.
The Minister Transport Chief Chibuike Amaechi revealed that the construction of a railway line from Port Harcourt linking some cities in the South East including Onitsha, Enugu to Maiduguri has been approved by the Federal Government, which will help in the development of the interiors and improving the economy.
Also speaking Senator Dr Chris Ngige thanked President Buhari not only for commissioning the Ziks Mausoleum and construction of major roads in Anambra State, but has also embarked on feeding over 3000 Anambra State children and empowering about 20,000 traders through Trader Moni Scheme.
National Chairman of APC Comrade Adams Oshomohole described President Buhari has been generous though releasing funds to state Governors to pay workers and to embark on developmental projects
He called on the people of Anambra state to vote enmass for President Buhari and other candidates contesting for other elective position under the APC.