APC Berates Ex Senate President, Ken Nnamani For Double-Speak On JonathanLatest News, News Friday, November 14th, 2014
FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
The South East zone chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has berated ex- Senate President, Ken Nnamani, for his double-speak on Tuesday in Abuja at the formal declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan to run for a second term in office.
Chief Nnamani, who addressed the gathering on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South-East, had decried the neglect of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway, the busiest road in the region, but at the same time stated that only president Jonathan could fix it if re-elected for a second term in office.
The former Senate helmsman also said at the event that people of the South-East were supporting Jonathan because they do not want the Second Niger Bridge to be abandoned.
But reacting to the Nnamani’s statement on Thursday in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu signed by its, publicity secretary, Osita Okechukwu, the APC said it was outraged over Nnamani’s utterances.
The statement read: “We are yet to recover from Senator Nnamani’s double-speak statement, on one hand indicting President Jonathan for neglecting the busiest highway in the South-East, Enugu-Onitsha highway, a road that is in terrible condition, and on the other hand saying that it is only the same President Jonathan who can fix it.
“We rate this as a grave insult to our collective intelligence, a double-speak and corrupted propaganda, coming from someone we thought we can follow to the battlefield blindfolded.
“Are Nnamani and cohorts not aware that Jonathan followed due process and funded the Owete bridge over successive federal budgets?
“Why is the Second Niger bridge not in any federal budget? Is the Second Niger Bridge not dead on arrival, for Julius Berger is not known for borrowing?”
According to the opposition party, “we are disappointed with Nnamani”, just as they wondered how long Igbo leaders would sell their people for “stomach infrastructure.”
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