The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra has approached the Federal Government to announce a emergency on the streets in the South-East and South-South locales of the nation.
MASSOB said as opposed to influence discharge guarantees on the development of second Niger Bridge, the Federal Government should focus on the remaking of the terrible streets in the two regions.
National Director of Information of the professional Biafran gathering, Mr. Sunday Okereafor, communicated astound that while the streets in the South-East and South-South had moved toward becoming demise traps, the Federal Government was promising to develop a moment Niger Bridge.
Portraying as a void guarantee the current vow by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to convey a moment Niger Bridge to the general population of the South-East, Okereafor, who spoke with SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday, said such guarantee was a minor race battle went for getting Ndigbo to vote in favor of the All Progressives Congress in 2019.
“Rather than making empty promises, the Federal Government should declare a state of emergency on the roads in the South-East and South-South. It is surprising that major roads in the South-South, where oil is produced, are in deplorable condition,” Okereafor added.
He additionally encouraged the general population of the South-East not to be hoodwinked by such a guarantee, reviewing that past organizations gave a comparative affirmation yet reneged on it.
He stated, “The promise is an empty one. What of our roads? Even where they produce oil, the roads there are still bad. From Rivers State to Enugu, from Enugu to Onitsha, the roads are all death traps.
“On the second Niger Bridge, former President Olusegun Obasanjo awarded the contract, ex-President (Umaru) Yar’Adua talked about it; former President Jonathan also promised to do it and now, President (Muhammadu) Buhari is promising that his government will construct it.
“We are telling Ndigbo not to believe them (FG). It (promise) is only aimed at getting their votes in 2019. The second Niger Bridge cannot work. They should repair the bad roads first.”
Osinbajo had, amid the governorship battle of the APC in Onitsha, guaranteed the general population of Anambra State that the Federal Government would develop the second Niger Bridge.
Okereafor additionally communicated question over the President’s order that previous Biafran policemen ought to be paid their qualifications, including that influenced people ought not consider such a mandate important.