By: Nwanosike Onu, Awka
Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra state, has praised President Bola Tinubu for given Ndigbo good political appointments, despite losing the states during the election
He said at the weekend during the courtesy visit of the Minister of Works and Housing, David Umahi in Anambra state, that Ministry if Works to Southeast was huge.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Prof Soludo said, ” In politics you don’t get what you deserve but what you bargain for with votes.
” Giving the totality of votes we contributed from Southeast and looking at the ministerial portfolios, we may not have the basis to begin to demand for “juicy” portfolios but the President graciously gave us one of our finest and best, one of the few engineers who pioneered concrete pavement as current standard for road construction.
” Nigeria is a federation. You cannot stay in your state, clap with one hand and expect noise. You need the other hand which is the federal government, for things to work.”
“With you, Engr. Umahi in office, you are a perfect round peg in a round hole. Please keep showing your leadership.
“What you said about the possibility of coming back again for us to move around in Anambra State will be fantastic because we have fundamental challenges on road infrastructure and especially how it’s delivered by the Federal Government”
The Governor reminded the former Ebonyi state Governor that all federal roads in Anambra State had failed and begging the attention of the federal government.
“The Federal Government is staying in Abuja and trying to award road contracts in all nooks and crannies of the country.
“Sincerely speaking, the entire federal roads are all gone. We are currently spending up to N20 billion on federal roads.” Soludo said