Days after former President Olusegun Obasanjo known as on Igbo politicians to think about a 2019 presidential bid, All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders from the South-East, yesterday, rebuffed him with their endorsement of one other 4 years for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, who hosted the APC leaders, additionally disclosed that three Igbo governors have been already in talks with him in direction of defecting to the social gathering. He introduced that the leaders had chosen Senator Ken Nnamani to be the chief of the APC within the South-East.
Obasanjo had, final week, at an occasion in Abeokuta, Ogun State capitl, mentioned the Igbo folks ought to be allowed to provide the president, presumably in 2019.
Amongst these current at yesterday’s assembly, held on the Imo Worldwide Conference Centre, IICC, Owerri, had been Nnamani, Sir Emeka Offor, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Chief George Moughalu, Tony Eze, Ebuka Onunkwo, Jombo Offor, Eze Madumere, members of the Nationwide Working Committee of the APC and a few outstanding politicians within the zone.
Talking after the assembly held behind closed doorways, Okorocha mentioned:
“Now that Igbo leaders are collectively in APC, Nigerians will hear us. There’s a vacuum of management within the South-East APC. I’m a governor. My brothers Chris Ngige and Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu are Ministers. Therefore the significance of Ken Nnamani coming presently. I decline the management of Ndi-Igbo in APC. With Ken Nnamani, the query of who’s the chief of APC within the South-East has been answered. Ken Nnamani is the chief of APC within the South-East.
“Senator Nnamani ought to then work with different leaders like Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Jim Nwobodo and a bunch of others to offer Ndi-Igbo political route. Those that have joined the social gathering or who need to be a part of ought to accomplish that to construct the get together and to not trigger confusion. APC is the fitting get together for the Igbo, and the one get together that may assure Igbo presidency.
“We’re going to assist President Mohammadu Buhari for the eight years he’s going to steer the nation. That is the time for Ndi-Igbo to come back and work collectively. We’re additionally going to make use of the Anambra election to point out that APC has arrived South-East. The Igbo performed unhealthy politics in 2015. Immediately, now we have misplaced so much. We’re not anyplace due to our unhealthy politics”.
Okorocha additionally disclosed that three serving governors within the South-East had been in contact with him and can quickly be a part of APC, including that being the one APC governor within the South-East didn’t give him pleasure and suggested that different political leaders within the South-East to benefit from the second and be a part of APC.
In his speech, Nnamani stated the Igbo wanted extra of their leaders on the nationwide management of the APC the place selections are made, and even on the Nationwide Meeting and different strategic ranges.
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