President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Igbos of a seaport in Onitsha if re-elected.
Buhari made this pledge at an interactive session with traditional rulers and presidents-general of Anambra communities at the palace of the Obi of Onitsha on Thursday during his campaign visit to the state.
He announced that the River Niger portion in Onitsha would be among the rivers that would be dredged for seaports in his second term
Others, he said, included Warri and Lokoja, which he said when done, would decongest the Lagos seaport and open economic activities in Anambra and the South-East in general.
He said, “My government is determined to complete the ongoing federal projects in the state, especially the Second Niger Bridge and the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway.
“I assure the people of the South-East of the completion of the ongoing roads and rail projects in the geopolitical zone in my second term.
“We regret that most of the roads are in deplorable conditions as a result of serial abandonment by previous governments.
“The Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway was done last during Abacha’s time, but its being done now. The Minister of Transport had told you about the ongoing rail projects across the country. We are determined to complete all of them in our second term in office.”
Buhari said his party had kept faith with its campaign promises on security, economy, and anti-corruption fight.
“I stand here to thank you for coming out in your numbers to receive us despite the scorching sun.
“We urge you to vote for the APC from top to bottom, and we promise not to disappoint you. Our second term will be full of roses for the people of the South-East,” Buhari said.