- Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress has urged the south-easterners to support the president in 2019
- The APC chairman noted that supporting the president during the 2019 election would mean more projects and democracy dividends for the region
- Oshiomhole added that despite the low votes Buhari got from the south-east in 2015, the president was able to “remember” the people
The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has urged the south-easterners to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection bid, The Cable reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Oshiomhole speaking at an APC rally organised in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state capital, on Saturday, August 4, said supporting the president during the 2019 election would mean more projects and democracy dividends for the region.
Oshiomhole said despite the low votes Buhari got from the south-east in the 2015 presidential election, the president was able to “remember” the people.
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He said: “Today, the second Niger bridge has taken off. If Buhari has remembered the south-east which did not give him more than 10 percent in 2015, imagine what he will do if you give him 85 percent in 2019.”
Buhari scored 198,248 votes in the five south-east states while Jonathan got 2,464,906 in the 2015 presidential election.
Oshiomhole also said Buhari is committed to fighting corruption and addressing Nigeria’s security challenges.
He alleged there are plans to paint the administration black in the build-up to the election, describing it as the “season of untruth”.
“People are being hired to turn the gospel upside down. They want us to believe that every problem should be explained in ethnic and religious terms.
“We have a problem and we must confront those problems. Criminals must be dealt with individually and government at all levels must work hard to protect every Nigerian regardless of tribe or religion,” he said.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the minister of science and technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu said President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of an agency on robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) for the southeast.
Onu revealed this at a grand rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The rally which received defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was attended by the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
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