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Former president Goodluck Jonathan didn't treat Igbos well - Ekwueme

Former president Goodluck Jonathan didn't treat Igbos well - Ekwueme

Dr Alex Ekwueme

In a recent interview, one time Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme disclosed that Igbo people were not treated well by ex-president Goodluck Jonathan.

Ekwueme claimed that Jonathan failed to undertake meaning developmental projects in the South-east region of Nigeria during his tenure as president.

"As I said in an interview in the past, Jonathan didn’t treat us very well for the support he got in 2011; which he confessed to me himself was more than what he got from his people in the South-South.

He gave an example, that the people who were running against him tried to get a running mate from the Southeast, but none of them succeeded in getting a running mate from the Southeast to run against him; but even in his own South-South, Oyegun was a running mate to somebody; and when the election was over the Youth Corps members who were brutalised in Bauchi were people from the Southeast, not people from the South-South. He told me this himself.

So, he had every reason to be fair-minded and equitable in his distribution of resources. But we could not go from Enugu to Onitsha on a federal road, you couldn’t go from Enugu to Port-Harcourt on a federal road, we couldn’t go from Aba to Okigwe on a federal road; you couldn’t go from Owerri on the federal road. None of the federal roads in the Southeast was motorable," Ekwueme said.

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