Wednesday, 4 July 2018

President Buhari Speaks On His Support For Igbo Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday he believed the Igbo were entitled to the presidency and promised to back the Igbo presidency at "the right time."

However, he requested Igbo's support for his reelection in 2019, saying that next year's general elections would determine the future of the country.

Buhari, who spoke in Owerri, the capital of the state of Imo, during a "mega rally" of his party, the Congress of All Progressives, a southeastern area, said the elections were "do or die" for the Igbo.

Represented by the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Buhari begged Ndigbo to support his ambition for re-election in 2019.

"The 2019 elections are not about political parties, it's about the Igbo nation, you need a paradigm shift, it will determine the future of this country," the President said.

The national president of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, said that four years were not enough for Buhari to fulfill all the promises of his campaign.

Referring ostensibly to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Oshiomhole said: "For the letter writers, we are happy that their evil plan of the third term has not worked."

"I thank Senator Ken Nnamani, who served in the Senate and made sure there is no third term, for 16 years, the PDP destroyed this country," he said.

According to him, judging from the performance, Buhari deserves a second term in office.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State assured Buhari that the southeastern area would vote massively for him in 2019. Meanwhile, the PDP described APC's southeastern zonal demonstration on Tuesday as a mockery of Buhari by members of his party.

The National Secretary of Publicity of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that the Nigerians had a comic relief when a speaker ridiculed the President by attributing nonexistent projects, as well as those initiated by others, in particular the PDP, for him in support of APC. supposed renewed attempt to deceive Nigerians before the 2019 general elections.

According to him, the crowd at the APC rally was rented.

Ologbondiyan said: "Even the rented crowd showed and expressed a vote of distrust in the badly executed president and his party, as they refused to brandish the now hungry APC brooms or respond to the party's slogan, a development that signals the rejection of the APC in the area and, of course, in other parts of our nation.

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