A former presidential candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) and an elder statesman, Chief Chekwas Okorie told Daily Trust last night in a telephone interview that Buhari’s visit to the south-east has given hope to the people.
According to OKorie, the people of the region have now realised that they have not been forgotten in the scheme of things.
He described the visit as a welcome development but used the opportunity to appeal to the President to schedule more of such official visits to the region.
Chief Okorie, who is the founder of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and current UPP national chairman, also appealed to the President to consider improving the state of infrastructure and especially roads in the south-east in order to add value to the nation’s economy.
“He was expected to visit the south-east before now. So his visit is a welcome development. We are impressed because it gives the people a sense of belonging. We enjoin all well-meaning Nigerians to welcome him,” he said.