Wednesday 26th July, 2017
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IPAC to FG: Address infrastructural deficit in S/East

IPAC to FG: Address infrastructural deficit in S/East

Worried by the gross neglect and continued infrastructural decay in the South East geopolitical zone, the Inter-Party Advi­sory Council ( IPAC), has urged the federal govern­ment to quickly address the deficit to give the zone a sense of belonging.
The Secretary General of IPAC, and National Chair­man of Citizens Popular Party, Chief Sam Eke, who conveyed the position at the South East IPAC retreat held in Umuahia, said the federal government should go beyond lip services and fix infrastructural challenges in the zone.
He commended the Mu­hammadu Buhari-led ad­ministration for commenc­ing work on the second Niger Bridge as well as steps taken to fix some federal roads in the zone but said more need to be done.
“I call on the federal government to ensure that many years of neglect of the zone are adequately ad­dressed”, he said while urg­ing governors in the zone to also unite for the economic and political advancement of the zone.
Commenting on the theme of the retreat, ‘Po­litical and Economic Resur­gence of South East’, Chief Eke charged the political elite and other stakehold­ers in the zone to synergise for the common interest of the zone instead of pursuing personal agenda.
He urged the stakeholders to unite and negotiate politi­cal power with other zones in the country, stressing that without political power much progress may not be achieved in the zone.

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