President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he believes that the Igbo have the right to the Presidency and promised to back Igbo Presidency at “the right time.” He, however, solicited the support of the Igbo for his re-election bid in 2019, saying next year’s general elections will determine the future of the country.
President Buhari, who spoke in Owerri, the Imo State capital, during a “mega rally” by his party, All Progressives Congress, South-East Zone, said that the elections are “make or mar” for the Igbo. Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, President Buhari pleaded with Ndigbo to support his reelection ambition in 2019.
The APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, said a four-year term is not enough for President Buhari to deliver on all his campaign promises. According to him, judging by performance, Buhari deserves a second term in office. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State assured President Buhari that the South-East zone will vote massively for him in 2019.
Meanwhile, the PDP has described APC’s Tuesday’s South-East zonal rally as a mockery on the president by the members of his party.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Nigerians had a comic relief as speaker after speaker made a mockery of the President by ascribing non-existent projects as well as those initiated by others, particularly, the PDP, to him in furtherance of APC’s alleged renewed attempt to beguile Nigerians ahead of 2019 general elections.