2019: Okorocha assures of southeast support for Buhari

2019: Okorocha assures of southeast support for Buhari

- Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha says there is a gang up against President Muhammadu Buhari by the political elite because they are not comfortable with him

- He says this is happening because of their fear of molestation for corrupt practices

- Okorocha appeals to Nigerians of Igbo extraction to support President Buhari's re-election bid in 2019

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is being ganged up against by the political elite in the country because of their fear of molestation for corrupt practices or their continued marginalisation of the ordinary citizens.

Leadership reports that the governor spoke at a meeting of southeast APC women and youth leaders for Buhari over the weekend, at the Government House in Owerri.

NAIJ.com gathers that Okorocha said that the the president believes strongly that the wealth of the nation must be managed so that the masses could benefit from it.

He said: “Having realised that our voting powers lie on the youths and women, we want to make them vital instruments for the pursuit of this expected victory for President Buhari come 2019. And why the Igbos should and would support the person of Muhammadu Buhari and understand what the name Buhari actually means because there has been a lot of misrepresentations and misunderstanding of the person of Buhari.

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“The political jobbers have tended to give him all types of interpretations but the truth remains that President Buhari is a good man, a leader and a man who stands by the truth and is not a man who believes in the primitive accumulation of wealth.

“In the election of 2015, Igbos never gave him the support he deserved. We were the least in the six geo-political zones in the support for Buhari in 2015 and that has left a political vacuum for Ndi Igbo both locally and at the centre. So, we want to correct that story and change the narratives that Igbos do not hate Buhari but actually love him. Igbos this time around will support President Buhari.

“A victory for PMB is a victory for ndi Igbo and we shall not be found wanting in the political equation of Nigeria anytime, any day. Our bad politics in 2015 left a very big gap yet to be filled and we must fill it. To do so, the youths and women must take up their responsibilities if this journey must be completed.

“Igbos play a major role in the unity of this nation. And as long as there is peace in Igbo land, Nigeria will remain an indivisible entity because there is no nook and cranny of the nation you will go without finding an Igbo man. So if you ask, who is a true Nigerian, it is the Igbo man.”

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that some youths from the southeast region stormed Abuja on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, to declare their support for President Muhammadu Buhari.

Special adviser to the president on media, Femi Adesina was on ground to receive the southeast supporters.

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