- An APC chieftain Osita Okechukwu has described the southeast as the shoreline of President Muhammadu Buhari
- Okechukwu is optimistic that the APC would get more than one million votes in the southeast
- He said the votes would balance whichever tendency they would miss in the north and the southwest in the 2019 electoral vote
Ahead of the 2019 general election, Osita Okechukwu, the director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party by extension, would get more than one million votes in the southeast.
Okechukwu said the votes would balance whichever tendency they would miss in the north and the southwest in the 2019 electoral vote distributive curve, Leadership reports
NAIJ.com gathered that the VON DG gave the assurance on Saturday, May 26, while interacting with journalists at his hometown, Eke, Udi local government area of Enugu state during the flag-off of the town’s annual ‘Igwa Nshi’ cultural festival.
The party chieftain speaking on how the APC and by extension the president will survive the parallel congresses across the country, and the threat of nPDP, Okechukwu assured that the “southeast is the shoreline of President Buhari and by extension the APC.”
He said: “My happiness is that the South East come 2019 will be the shoreline of our dear president and by extension our great party, the APC. Buhari will get more than a million votes in the South East. The so called parallel congress members under close scrutiny are not truly APC people. To be exact, the mainstream APC in the South East will balance whichever tendency we miss in the North and South West in the electoral vote distributive curve of 2019 presidential election. Be it the nPDP or ADC.
“We got less than 200,000 in the South East in 2015, but with rapid infrastructural development going on in the South East, we will leverage for Ndigbo are not ingrates. We will cover the missing gap envisaged from the South West and nPDP in the North.
“Don’t forget that those who enlarged the APC South East mainstream today were loyalists of His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha. Today they are in league with President Buhari, they are passionate to re-elect him. Am excited with the rate their campaign for Mr. President is going and the response of the electorate.”
Explaining how Buhari would garner over a million votes with the crises here and there and in their party, APC, Okechukwu described “Buhari’s Roads, Rails, Agriculture and Power (RRAP) Projects’ as the development resurgimento, which would reinforce the private sector and attract more Foreign Direct Investment.”
According to him, when you have 5,000 kilometers of federal roads, 5,000 kilometers standard gauge rail lines and 5,000 additional megawatts and self-sufficiency in food production in the next five years, there would be peace, progress and prosperity.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, appealed to Ohaneze Ndigbo to work towards plucking the low hanging fruit; which is president of Nigeria of Igbo extraction in 2023, than chase elusive theorems.
Okechukwu made the appeal while reacting to the communique of the Ohaneze Restructuring Summit held at Awka, Anambra, on Monday, May 21.
While commending the organisers of the summit, Okechukwu called for pragmatism, if truly they were working for the collective interest of Ndigbo.
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