The recent endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari for re election to the presidency in 2019 by the South East chapter of the All Progressive Congress APC is to place Igbos in contention to secure the Presidency in 2023.
National Vice Chairman (South East) of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Hon. Emma Eneukwu stated this at the Umuahia Township stadium during a mega rally held for defectors from other parties.
He said the decision by the South East APC to endorse Buhari for 2019 was because there were huge prospects for a president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
“We believe we can actualize Igbo presidency in APC in 2023; we are solidly behind Mr. President”, he stated.
In his address, APC state chairman, Chief Donatus Nwankpa, was ecstatic over the expansion of the party in Abia.
Nwankpa lauded the president for “his landmark achievements,” and taking Nigeria out of recession to economic transformation.
He insisted that Buhari had performed credibly in the South east, citing the reconstruction of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway, Enugu-Onitsha Expressway and the second Niger Bridge.
He, however, called for more federal presence in Abia and the appointment of people from the area into strategic positions.