Ndigbo Ignore Obasanjo, Endorse Sick Buhari For 2019

By Ikenga Chronicles January 29, 2017

Prominent leaders of Ndigbo on Saturday expressly jettisoned the counsel of Former President Olusegun Obasanjo by endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term come 2019. The decision came on the heels of Obasanjo’s clamour for Igbo Presidency in 2019.

The call came at the well-attended meeting at Owerri , the Imo State Capital, where a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, emerged the leader of All Progressives Congress(APC) in the South East.

Speaking after a closed door meeting, the host governor, Rochas Okorocha, said: “Now that Igbo leaders are together in APC, Nigerians will hear us.”

“There is a vacuum of leadership in the South-East APC. I am a Governor. My brothers Chris Ngige and Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu are ministers,hence the importance of Ken Nnamani coming at this time. I declined leadership of Ndigbo in APC.”

“With Ken Nnamani, the question of who is the leader of APC in the Southeast has been answered. Ken Nnamani is the leader of APC in the South-East.”

He went on: “Senator Nnamani should then work with other leaders like Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Jim Nwobodo and a host of others to give Ndigbo political direction.”

“Those who have joined the Party or who want to join should do so to build the party and not to cause confusion. APC is the right party for the Igbo and the only party that can guarantee Igbo Presidency”.

“We are going to support President Muhammadu Buhari for the eight years he is going to lead the nation.”

“This is the time for Ndigbo to come and work together. We are also going to use the Anambra election to show that APC has arrived South East.”

“The Igbo played bad politics in 2015. Today we have lost a lot. We are not anywhere because of our bad politics.”

Okorocha also disclosed three governors in the zone were in touch with him to join the APC soon.

He added that being the only APC governor in the South East does not give him joy and advised that other political leaders in the geopolitical zone should take “advantage of the moment and come into APC.”

Nnamani said the Igbo need more of their leaders at the national leadership of the APC where decisions are taken and at the National Assembly and other strategic areas.

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