Ifitedunu community of Dunukofia local government of Anambra State has said it will make significant contribution to the purchase of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination form for his second term.
The traditional ruler of the community, Dr Emeka Ilouno stated this on Friday during the ground breaking ceremony of a federal government specialist skill acquisition center by the minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige.
The monarch said the community was ready to make financial contribution to Buhari’s second term as a gesture of their support, and to also have a stake in his government when he returns again.
“We will support the president for a second term because he is doing well. We only need that he tells us when he wants to buy the form,” Ilouno said.
The president general of the community, Chief Samuel Nweke said the community will support the president for a second term, while also saying that Anambra would be glad to donate the minister, Dr Ngige as a running mate of President Buhari in 2019.
Nweke said the community is delighted to donate the over 3,000 square metres of land to the federal government for the centre.
Reacting to the call, Dr Ngige praised the community for freely donating their land for the project, saying that the good thing about the project is that it was captured in 2017 budget, and also in that of 2018.
“What that means is that the funds for the project is already available. There is not fear of the project being abandoned. Federal government will construct this skill acquisition centre with maximum dispatch,” he said.
The minister said the construction of the centre, which is also being constructed in other parts of the country would take care of the deficit in employment and ensure jobs for all category of persons.
Reacting to the endorsement of the president by the people of the community, Ngige reminded members of the community that the APC was one party that woos voters with projects and not money.
He said more project of the federal government will still be cited in Anambra state as a way to woo voters in 2019.
He called on the people to continue in their support for the president, while also assuring that the president would not disappoint them.