- An Enugu west APC senatorial candidate, Ibekaku-Nwagwu, has aired her opinion as to what President Muhammadu Buhari's sole candidacy in the party means
- Ibekaku-Nwagwu said that the president's emergence as the only candidate for 2019 election signifies unity, love and peace in the party
- She said that she will defeat Senator Ike Ekweremadu in the 2019 poll
Enugu west All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s affirmation at the party convention in Abuja indicates that love and peace reign in the party, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Ibekaku-Nwagwu, the special adviser to the president on justice reform and open government partnership, stated this when she addressed newsmen after attending Reverend Ejike Mbaka’s adoration ground prayers in Enugu on Sunday, October 7.
She expressed optimism that with the affirmation, Buhari would win the 2019 presidential election, promising that she would place Buhari’s election before God and seek mercy and favour on his behalf.
The presidential aide, therefore, called on all factions of the party in the state to close ranks so that the party could muster the required strength to defeat the incumbent party in the state.
According to her, this is the first time that the ruling party in the state, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Senator Ike Ekweremadu will be running in an election.
“In the past, it was a mere affirmation for him. I am the only candidate with the magic finger to defeat him. He will be defeated this time,” she said. Ibekaku-Nwagwu promised to ensure quality representation of the zone at the Senate, if elected.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had accepted nomination to contest for a second term in the 2019 presidential election. The over 7000 delegates had converged in Abuja to ratified the results of the presidential primaries held across the country.
President polled a total vote of of 14,842,072 votes to emerged the winner of the presidential primaries.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that security is tight in and around the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the national convention of the APC where delegates are expected to ratify the president's return ticket.
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