- Minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has declared that APC would win 2023 elections massively
- It was reported that the ruling party performed better in the southeast in 2019 than 2015
- The minister said the party was happy that Nigerians had given President Buhari another chance to turn things around in the next four years
Ogbonnaya Onu, the minister of science and technology, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would win 2023 elections in the entire southeast zone considering the quantum and quality of support and commitment the party is currently receiving from its members.
Daily Trust reports that he also said that though the party did not get much support during the last election, it performed better than it did in the 2015 election "which shows that the people of the zone are ready to work with us."
Legit.ng gathered that Onu made this known when the conference of 2019 southeast APC House of Assembly candidates visited his country home in Ebonyi state to thank him for his support to them in the last general elections.
He said: “With the level of support and vibrancy you all are showing to this great party, we believe that we shall be better by 2023. APC will win elections massively in the southeast zone."
But he insisted that a lot more work needed to be done in terms of convincing the citizens of the principles upon which the party is built which includes making lives better and delivering to the people the true dividends of democracy.
According to the minister, the party was happy that Nigerians had given President Muhammadu Buhari another chance to turn things around in the next four years.
He stated: “It is obvious that the present government wants the best for the citizens of this country. But some people are yet to believe that. They are not even seeing the efforts he is making in terms of boosting our infrastructure.”
He explained that the present administration came into office at a time when the country was completely dependent on crude oil and when the price slipped at the international market, it went into recession.
He however said that the president was able to manage the economy efficiently, hence “there is an improvement in the infrastructural sector of the country, like construction of roads and maintenance of existing ones and even the waterways, all of which contribute to the growth of the economy.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that former governor of Kaduna state, Balarabe Musa, said the southeast zone should be allowed to produce Nigeria's president in 2023.
Musa said other zones have produced the president since the return to democratic rule in 1999 except the southeast, stressing that anybody or zone that tries to deny it that opportunity, is a troublemaker.
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