Igbo people from the South Eastern part of Nigeria have resolved to show President Goodluck Jonathan some kind of love for his ability to wipe off the long time tears from their faces.
The Igbos, under the aegis of South/South–south/East Development–Group (SSSEDG), said in a statement: “We cannot thank President Jonathan enough because he has shown us multiple love by removing marginalisation that used to be Igbo middle name through the lopsidedness of our past leaders in appointment and in development.
“He removed marginalisation in our name by the following appointments and developmental projects in South-east, i.e. appointed General Onyeabo Azubike Ihejirika as Chief of Army Staff, the first of its kind after the war in 1970; appointed Admiral Dele Ezeoba Chief of Naval Staff; and appointed Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the first Coordinating Minister of Finance and Economy.
“He also appointed Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke as the first female Petroleum Minister, Ayim Pius Ayim as Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Eze Festus Odimegwu and later Eze Duruihioma (SAN) as the Chairmen of the National Population Commission (NPC), respectively.”
The group which is said to have been calling for the coming together of the people of South-south and South-east geo political zones for economic, political and youth development in the past 18 years, also commended the President for commencing the construction of second Niger Bridge, completing the Akanu Ibiam Airport and making it International airport; remodeling Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport Owerri, returning, rehabilitating and reopening the Ohafia Barrack.
The group then resolved to pay a thank-you visit to the President soon, with former Chief of General Staff, Commodore Ebute Ukiwe and former governors of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife as well as former governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo leading.
According to the group: “the visit is very important to the Igbos because the only currency used in paying back love is love.”