Build 2nd Niger Bridge With $322m Abacha Loot, APGA To Buhari
“All we do, is share the money.” — Chibuike Amaechi
The APC henchman was right as then Governor of Rivers State, when he lamented the above. His party the APC is at it again proposing to continue what he lamented on.
At the APGA THINK-TANK, NIGERIA, We say, share no more!
Build the Second Niger Bridge with it.
President Muhammadu Buhari has made so much of Nigerian unity. It is time that he put his foot to the pedal.
Recent overtures to APGA to join the APC train may actually gain momentum if the President does one simple thing. Commit the $322million dollar Abacha loot to building the Second Niger bridge.
The President will be amazed at what such action will engender.
Goodwill from the South-East. And South East votes.
Yes, the Sojourning South-Easterner will tell the Home based South-Easterner that President Buhari means well for the Igbo.
And, that is all the President needs.
The President wants the Igbo to believe that he means well. Well, Here’s his opportunity.
$322 million dollars was never part of any appropriation from the Federal Legislature. It was never expected income for the current Federal Government.
It is now a windfall (expected or unexpected) to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
What matters is what the Federal Government did with it.
Sharing it to so-called poor families – N5,000.00 each, in selected 17 or 19 States of the Nigerian Federation, leaves no legacy. As Nigerians, they will tell you that it was their turn to chop anyway.
And Frankly, N5000.00 Naira, alleviates nobody’s suffering, in the short-term, or in the long-term.
They will chop it overnight at a bar in one fell swoop. For the restrained, give it one (1)or two (2) days, and no one will be wiser for it.
Only N5000.00 Naira! Mtcheeeew!
Them dey chop better money, na only 5 thousand dem find give us! Then they will list the litany of officials in Government who messed around with Government money, and no reprisal.
Only N5,000.00 Naira.
Abeg! No insult me-ooooooo!
History will remember the APC regime for colossally wasting $322 million Dollars.
Everyone will blame the Muhammadu Buhari FG for continuing the ARIYA syndrome, which has been our bane.
No strategic thinking for Tomorrow.
It will be good for the APC to latch on to something tangible.
The Second Niger Bridge.
If the Federal Government builds the Second Niger Bridge with it, Buhari and the APC can always point to that bridge as his solid handshake across the Niger. Yes! That will be as solid as the invitation and meeting of Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu at Daura.
Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu from his grave will acknowledge the handshake.
And so will begin a rapproachment of monumental proportions between the South-East and the North. The South-West is already in.
The South East and the South-South will solidly agree with him.
APC Chairman Oshiomole in his continuing developmental journey and maturity as the Nigerian Statesman, would like to be associated as the National Chairman who made the Second Niger Bridge possible, and will always remind his Igbo neighbors of his contribution to their welfare, and that of the South-South at-large.
At the APGA THINK-TANK, NIGERIA, we say Build the Second Niger Bridge with the $322 million, and see what electoral advantage that will garner for APC in 2019.
Time is of the essence.
The Igbos have a saying that, what is worn in on the wrist, does not need any more display.
It is there for all nay sayers to see.
President Muhammadu Buhari, the ball is now in your court!