- The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is making appreciable inroads into the South-east region
- This was stated that by Senator Benjamin Uwajimogu representing Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the party
- Uwajimogu sighted the just concluded Anambra governorship election as an indication of the party's growth in the region
Senator Benjamin Uwajimogu has stated that the just concluded Anambra governorship election has shown that Igbos have accepted the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The senator representing Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the APC, said this during an interview with Daily Sun newspaper.
He congratulated the candidate of the APC in the election, Honourable Tony Nwoye for his impressive outing, saying he has improved the fortune of APC in South-east region.
His words: “APC had a successful outing by coming second ahead of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“The outcome of Anambra election is an indicator that Ndigbo have finally accepted APC and a sign of endorsement of Buhari for second term in office.
“I can tell you that Buhari will be returned in 2019. We can’t keep on playing politics of sentiment that is against the interest of Igbo.
“There are a lot of Igbo politicians and leaders who defected from other political parties to APC. The number is overwhelming. And some of them are the best 11 in Nigeria politics and the political heavyweights in the South-east. Definitely, that made great impact in the Anambra election, APC also improved on its rating in the South-east.
“I assure you that Governor Willie Obiano and APGA will endorse Buhari as presidential candidate of the party in 2019. So, all hands must be on deck to pave way for president of Igbo extraction come 2023.”
Similarly, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has expressed confidence that President Buhari will get more votes in the 2019 presidential election than he did in 2015 polls.
He boasted that the president will win majority votes in the South-east region of the country.
The governor went on to predict that smaller political parties as well as major parties would support Buhari as their presidential candidate.
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