- A special adviser to President Buhari, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, says the APC will win majority of the votes in the southeast in 2019
- She said it was only logical for the region to repay the president and the APC with bloc votes
- According to her, political heavy weights are already joining the ruling party across the zone
The special adviser to the president on justice reform sector, Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win majority of votes in the south-east in 2019.
Ibekaku-Nwagwu disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, August 28, in Enugu, NAN report.
NAIJ.com gathers that she said that her confidence hinged on the excellent performance of the APC-led administration in fixing hitherto abandoned infrastructure in the south east.
The presidential aide said that the zone had not had it so good in terms of infrastructural upgrade since the return to democratic rule in 1999.
She said that it was only logical for the region to repay President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC with bloc votes.
“The APC will win election in most of the south-east states or at least secure a minimum of 25 percent of total votes cast, in appreciation for this love.
“President Buhari has demonstrated his love for our people through the over 69 roads and bridges projects currently ongoing in the zone,” she said.
Ibekaku-Nwagwu described the gesture as a clear departure from the style of the previous regime that awarded most of these roads but never funded them.
“The president in his wisdom and frankness continued with the road contracts to avoid abandoned projects. He also awarded new ones and released funds to ensure work in progress.
“Work may not be very fast on site because of the economic crunch the administration is battling; but is certainly in progress,” she said.
The special adviser said that the president had proven critics wrong, adding that Igbos were indeed very grateful to him.
“We will reciprocate this gesture in 2019 by casting our vote massively for him. Political heavy weights are already joining the APC across the zone," Ibekaku-Nwagwu said.
In a related development, NAIJ.com previously reported that the former governor of Abia state, Orji Kalu, said that President Muhammadu Buhari will win over 75 percent of votes in the south-eastern part of Nigeria in 2019, as a reward for the landmark projects executed in the zone.
Kalu said this at an expanded meeting of the executive members of the APC at the ward, local government and state levels in Igbere, Bende local government area of Abia.
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