We’ll always welcome Buhari in South East – Monarch | Dailytrust

We’ll always welcome Buhari in South East – Monarch

Buhari campaign in Ebonyi
Buhari campaign in Ebonyi

Igwe Maduabuchi Nevobasi, the Ezeani II of Mmaku Kingdom, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State, says President Muhammadu Buhari as a young military officer fought for the unity of Nigeria, and so would always be welcome in any part of the country, the Southeast particularly. 

The monarch said this Friday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja while on a courtesy visit to Mr. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

He said apart from the war of unity fought by the young Buhari, the President had equally done many things for the South East, perhaps more than any of his predecessors.

“Look at the Second River Niger Bridge, which is going on at a frenetic pace. Enugu International Airport has a brand new runway and is now in use. The Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Onitsha-Enugu road, and many others are also things to point at in the region.

“We thank President Buhari for all he has done for Nigeria in six years. It has not been easy due to many challenges, particularly security, but the good work continues. Igbos would always welcome and support him, and we urge him not to relent in his efforts to keep the country together,” the monarch added in a statement issued on Saturday by Abiodun Oladunjoye, Deputy Director (Information).

Igwe Nevobasi, who bestowed the traditional title of Isimmri 1 of Mmaku (Main Source of Water) on President Buhari in 2018, said he did it “because we value the man, appreciate his love for country, and for us in the Southeast particularly.”

He assured that calm and peace would soon return to the region, as the traditional institution was working hard to engender reconciliation, and calm frayed nerves.

On the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra State, the Igwe said that with steps taken so far, Federal Government was committed to a free and fair poll.

He said as a tested military officer, the President should spare no effort to ensure that insecurity became a thing of the past in all parts of the country.

Adesina, who thanked the royal father and his entourage for the visit, assured that his principal was actuated by nothing else than love for the country and its people.

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