Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu revealed this at a grand rally of the All Progressives Congress in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state. The rally which received defectors from the People’s Democratic Party was attended by the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole where he told them that President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of an agency on robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) for the South East.
Some of the defectors who were received include, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji, former Minister of Power and Steel, Chief Goddy Ogbaga, Bernard Odoh who was former Secretary to the State Government and former attorney general and commissioner for justice, Chief Augustine Nwankwegu.
The Minster told the rally that in 2015 he pleaded with South-East not to put its eggs in one basket but his pleadings fell on deaf ears. He further went on to tell them as quoted.
“Let me urge you to be more careful because in this season people are spreading untruth. People are being hired to turn the gospel upside down. They want us to believe that every problem should be explained in ethnic and religious terms.
“We have a problem and we must confront those problems. Criminals must be dealt with individually as criminals. Government at all levels must work hard to protect every Nigerian regardless of tribe or religion,” he said.
He went still further to said Buhari and the security agencies are working hard to put an end to the security challenges facing the country.
Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu the Former Governor of Abịa State said the new River Niger bridge, which the PDP could not construct in 16 years, has now reached 53 percent completion.
Oshiomhole on his part during the rally said “If Buhari has remembered the South-East which did not give him more than 10 percent in 2015, imagine what he will do if you give him 85 percent in 2019″.
The Minster then told the crowd to give the President all their vote in appreciation for all the projects and democracy dividends he has given the zone.