Senators Sam Anyanwu (PDP, Imo State) and Gilbert Nnaji (PDP, Enugu State) both told journalists in Abuja weekend that the All Progressives Congress (APC) – led administration of the federal government has not been just in resource allocation especially with respect to road projects as far as the South-east zone is concerned.
According to Anyanwu it was unjustifiable to allocate over N88billion on roads to some regions whilst the South-east which he described as a fulcrum of development gets as “little as N2.9bn.”
He said senators from the South-east have always supported development calls in other areas including the North-east which has been ravaged by Boko Haram and expressed hope that lawmakers from other parts of the country will also support the quest of the Igbo-speaking areas for even and equitable development.
Sen. Anyanwu noted that it would be wrong for the zone to be targeted and punished for voting en masse for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections, stressing that the Igbos believe in and contribute towards the unity of Nigeria.
On his part, Sen. Nnaji bemoaned the allocation of just over N1billion to the construction of Enugu – Port-Harcourt road in the 2016 budget, saying such development does not inspire confidence in the quest for unity in the country.
According to him, “what they are doing to the people of the South-east is regrettable and unfair.”