President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja as a double chief of Igbo land after a two-day official visit to Ebonyi and Anambra in the South-East region.

The President’s visit was the first to the eastern region since the inception of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government.

The traditional rulers in Ebonyi state, led by Eze Charles Mkpuna conferred him with the chieftaincy title of Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi (Trustworthy friend of Ebonyi).

At another event with South East traditional rulers led by Eze Eberechi Dick, the President was again conferred with the chieftaincy title of Ochioha Ndigbo (Leader of Igbo people).

The President was also hosted to a state dinner organised in his honour, and he commended Ebonyi people for the warm reception accorded him during the state visit.

Buhari, who commenced the visit on November 14 with Ebonyi, assured the people of South-East that his administration would ensure timely execution of roads, power and other projects in the region.

He said that the visit was a clear demonstration of his administration’s strong belief in the unity of Nigeria.

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Asides commissioning projects, the president also unveiled the statue of Sir Akanu Ibiam, former Governor of the old Eastern region, whom he described as “a great Nigerian, whose notable records of humanitarianism, advocacy of free primary education and rural development would continue to be an inspiration to all.”

He was also in Akwa, capital of Anambra, in continuation of the two-day visit to the South East.

This was where he called on the people of Anambra to vote Nwoye of APC in the November 18 governorship election.

The President made the call in a short speech at the grand finale of the governorship rally held for the APC governorship candidate.

He said Anambra people would benefit much if they voted for APC.

It was while in Awka that Buhari ordered the police to restore security to Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra.


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