Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-East have thrown their weight behind President Buhari.
The Igbo APC leaders also said they will support Buhari to rule as President for another term of four years.
This is coming on the heels of a comment by former President Obasanjo, calling for the Igbos to take a shot at the 2019 presidential race.
Speaking on behalf of the leaders of the APC in the South-East, Rochas Okorocha said APC is the party for Igbos to realise their potential.
According to Vanguard, the Imo Governor also revealed that three serving Governors in the South-East are planning to defect to the APC.
Okorocha also added that “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 decline the leadership of Ndi-Igbo in APC. With Ken Nnamani, the question of who is the leader of APC in the South-East has been answered. Ken Nnamani is the leader of APC in the South-East.
“Senator Nnamani should then work with other leaders like Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Jim Nwobodo and a host of others to give Ndi-Igbo 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 Mohammadu Buhari for the eight years he is going to lead the nation. This is the time for Ndi-Igbo 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 named the former Senate President, Ken Nnamani as the leader of the APC in the South-East.
Senator Ken Nnamani joined the Enugu chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday, January 22, 2017.