Jonathan Reconciles Gov. Obiano And Peter Obi (pix)

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A mild drama played out today at the palace of
Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe when the
revered monarch invited the Governor of
Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano and his
predecessor, Chief Peter Obi and urged President
Jonathan to reconcile them as the duo have been
having some issues.

President Goodluck Jonathan who did exactly
what was asked of him when he paid
unscheduled visit to the second Niger bridge
project site at the Onitsha-Asaba axis as part of
activities marking his official presidential
campaign tour to Anambra state.

Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on the Obi
Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha at
the Ime-Obi palace, President Jonathan said he
decided to pay a visit to the second Niger bridge
site ascertain the true position of work at the
multi-billion project which he said is very critical
to his administration.

“I decided that I must visit the site of the second
Niger Bridge to know the level of work there
because some people have been saying all sort of
things and on my way here, I said I must visit it
before coming to pay courtesy call on His
Majesty. Work is in progress as the project which
will gulp over N1.35 billion is making process”
President Jonathan further disclosed that the
federal government has released N10 billion for
the projects out of which over N1.5b was used to
pay damages as part of efforts to accelerate work
at the project.

“We have released N10 billon for the project out
of which N1.5 billion was used to pay damages. I
also discovered that work is really in progress as
the access road that will lead to the bridge that is
about 3km have been graded just to make sure
that there is access to the site and I spoke with
the management of Julius Berger and they
assured me that the project will be completed
within 40 months” he said.

On his visit to Anamabra, President Jonathan
who was accompanied by his wife, Dame
Patience Jonathan and Vice President, Arch.
Namadi Sambo said he came to seek the support
of Ndi Anambra and South East in general ahead
of next month general elections.

He expressed optimism that his presidential
aspiration would get the support of the people of
the zone, adding “I get a very big support from
the South East and that is why I decided to pay a
courtesy call on you, Your Majesty to tell you
that your son, Azikiwe Jonathan is contesting for
the presidential election”

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