2019: Southeast APC strategizes, says Igbo presidency possible only under Buhari
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2019: Southeast APC strategizes, says Igbo presidency possible only under Buhari

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2019: Southeast APC strategizes, says Igbo presidency possible only under Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says that Nigeria’s President of Igbo extraction is achievable under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

National Vice Chairman of the party in the South East, Chief Emma Eneukwu, who stated this at a meeting of party chieftains of the zone, called on the party in the zone to remain more united and focused ahead of the 2019 general elections.

He said that the party had been repositioned to capture political power in the remaining four states in the zone and called for contributions of the party leaders for success to be achieved.

Enukwu who maintained that the political prospects of the Southeast could be better served under APC led Federal Government, said “The clamour, the agitation for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction is only achievable under the Buhari administration and what is needed is for South East zone to double our support for Mr President.

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“We must align the region to the mainstream national politics, support APC and ensure the re-election of Buhari in the 2019 general elections.”

Also, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, said that South East zone would give Buhari 80 per cent of the votes in 2019, while harping on unity that they could benefit from the Buhari-led Federal Government.

In his remarks, former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani said big names alone would not ensure APC success in the South East, stressing that more efforts was needed to achieve victory in the Zone come 2019.

Other speakers, like former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu urged leaders of the party to mobilise support for the party.

Wogu said that the improved electronic system of voting introduced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would not allow for rigging in 2019; while urging party leaders to ensure that their loyalists registered and obtained voter’s card, warning that 2019 elections would not be like the previous ones.

In their goodwill messages, former Governors of Ebonyi and Enugu, Chief Martin Elechi and Sullivan Chime, called for the unity of leaders of the party to attract infrastructure development in the zone.

In their separate remarks, they called on the zone to support the re-election of Buhari and also rise up to the challenges of ethnic sentiments.

Others in attendance were Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, former and serving Senators as well as five state chairmen of APC in the zone.

Ripples Nigeria gathered that the zonal caucus meeting was aimed at reviewing the activities of the party in 2017 and strategizing ahead of the 2019 general elections.
By Ajansii Mgbom

 

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