- APC governorship aspirant and chief of staff to the Imo state governor, Uche Nwosu said Igbo will turn down the offer of vice president by the PDP in 2019
- Nwosu declared that the vice presidential slot by the party is a complete waste because what a President can achieve in one day, a vice President cannot achieve in eight years
- He said side from the Igbo Presidency which the President Buhari’s second term will secure for the Igbo, he has also done very well for the southeast
All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant and chief of staff to the Imo state governor, Uche Nwosu declared that Igbo's support to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019 is the best option for the southeast.
The Nation reports that Nwosu declared that Igbo will turn down the offer of vice president by the opposition People’s Democratic Party in 2019 adding that the zone cannot afford to scuttle its chances because of a ‘Greek’ gift from the PDP.
According to him, ''Vice presidential slot in any party including the PDP is a complete waste because what a President can achieve in one day, a Vice President cannot achieve in eight years. The Igbo should not be distracted by any offer from opposition parties but should remain focused and support President Buhari.
''If President Buhari is re-elected, it there means that we have only four years to wait but if any other person emerges as President from any other zone, what it means is that we will have to wait for another eight years. This is our best chance and the Igbo should grab it with both hands.
''With the emergence of President Buhari for second term, the Igbo will only have to wait for four years before producing the next President, it will bring the Igbo closer to the Presidency by 2023. So there is need for every Igbo man irrespective of political party affiliations should support Buhari’s re-election bid.
''Aside from the Igbo Presidency which the Buhari’s second term will secure for the Igbo, he has also done very well for the Southeast. Take the second Niger Bridge for instance, work is going on and you can see it, not the fluke that was done by former President Goodluck Jonathan. The only man that talked about the Port Harcourt-Enugu road, the Onitsha-Enugu road, is President Buhari.
''Today we have a Cargo Airport in Owerri and President Buhari did it and today, Anambra state has been enlisted among the oil producing states, all these and many more are done by President Buhari, President Goodluck didn’t do it for us.
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''So when you look at the whole scenario you will find out that President Buhari has a lot to offer the Igbo. Remember that the South West played a very clever game and today they are better for it but we are crying, that is the more reason we should support Buhari to avoid another mistake.
''And besides the anti-corruption war the man is fighting is yielding great results and you cannot start such war and abandon it half way. We need to give him time to complete all these numerous work he is doing in the country. What President Buhari is doing, is laying a solid foundation for whichever President that will come after him to build on.
''If I emerge as the APC candidate, I will work with all other aspirants and it will be a win-win situation for everyone. We are not going to leave anyone behind because we will need all shades of opinion and wealth of experience to move the state forward.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that President Buhari declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019. Malam Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and Publicity confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Monday.
He said that the president made the declaration at a closed-door meeting of the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
The presidential aide quoted President Buhari as saying that he was responding to the clamour by Nigerians to re-contest in 2019, adding that he wanted to give the NEC, the honour of notifying them first.
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