- Osita Okechukwu, director general of Voice of Nigeria, has said that Igbo would be the major beneficiaries of President Buhari's second term in office
- He called on Nigerians of Igbo extraction to back the president for a second term in office
- Okechukwu said voting for any other northerner means postponement of the golden opportunity which Mr President’s re-election offers Nd’Igbo
Director general of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has said that Nd’Igbo would be the major beneficiaries of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com noted that Okechukwu, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, stated this in Enugu on Sunday, March 11.
He advised Igbo to back Buhari for a second term, adding that restructuring was already on the agenda of the Buhari-led federal government.
Okechukwu also said that supporting Buhari will give Igbo the chance of producing his (Buhari) successor in 2023. He expressed certainty that President Buhari would seek re-election.
In his reaction to Ohanaeze’s declaration that it was only concerned with restructuring, and was not thinking of the 2019 general elections, Okechukwu said: “Restructuring is not a one-day event, but the golden opportunity of Buhari being the only northerner, going by the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria, and the zoning convention, with only four years that ends in 2023, is a matter of fact.
“Voting for any other northerner means postponement of the golden opportunity which Mr President’s re-election offers Nd’Igbo.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and director general of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, said that majority of the party's state chapters in the southeast had endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election in 2019.
Okechukwu stated this in reaction to comments credited to a former interim chairman of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, who said there was no automatic ticket for President Buhari in 2019.
Political analysts interpreted Akande's comment to mean leaders of the southwest region were withdrawing their support for the president.
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