A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Monday insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari has neglected the people of the South East part of Nigeria.
He said that the level of infrastructural deficit in the South-East is poor and urged the people to vote to ensure there is a change of government at the centre in 2019.
Kwankwaso also said that he suspected that Buhari’s administration lacks the capacity to improve the nation’s economy and assured that the PDP will see that the economy is boosted if elected back into power in 2019.
The presidential aspirant who is also a serving senator, stated this when he addressed PDP members in Owerri, the Imo State capital on a consultation visit to the state, explaining that people like him who left the PDP in 2014 to support Buhari are currently disappointed with the state of the country and its economy.
“I have been in the South-East in the last few days and I want to say that the state of infrastructure in this region is poor. It is either that the government lacks the capacity to improve the economy or something. Infrastructure in the South-East is poor. The roads are bad. We will work for the development of this country if Nigerians give us the opportunity.
“Electricity is important in this country. The people need a government that will be just and provide jobs for teeming young Nigerians. PDP will win elections in 2019,” he said.
Kwankwaso’s position on infrastructure in the South East lent more credence to the recent claim of neglect of the geopolitical zone of the country by governors of the area.
However, Buhari’s government has continued to refute the claim of neglect of South East zone and on Monday had published a list of 69 ongoing road and bridge projects under construction in the region.
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