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Rename 2nd Niger bridge after Igbo, not Buhari – IPoB

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The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB) has said the naming of the Second Niger Bridge after President Muhammadu Buhari is unacceptable to them.

During the commissioning of the bridge in Onitsha on Tuesday, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola: said: “After consultation with the South East governors and other stakeholders, they decided to name the bridge Muhammadu Buhari Second Niger Bridge”.

But reacting to the development in a statement on Thursday, IPoB spokesman, Emma Powerful said the action of the South East governors amounted to “a betrayal” of the people of the region.

Powerful, therefore, asked the governors and politicians to reconsider their position on the name of the bridge.

The statement partly reads: “The bridge should be named after Dr. Alex Ekweueme, Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu, Dr. Sam Mbakwe, Prof. Chinua Achebe, Col. Joe Achuzie, or many others that are well-deserving Igbo indigenes that anyone can suggest.

“Naming the Second Niger Bridge after Buhari must not be allowed. The bridge must be renamed to a meritorious Igbo name”.

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One Comment


    25 May 2023 at 8:32 pm

    So that you can tell lies to generations to come again. Besides what was the contributions of those names suggested to the bridge construction & completion?
    No douth you Ipobs are hypocrites. Go & destroy the bridge now that it has been named after BUHARI.


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