A former governor of Abia State governor Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has declared the intentions of the South East to massively vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The former governor who is presently a chieftain in the All Progressive Congress(APC) gave insights during a special interview session on Arise Television, on Thursday, in Abuja.
During the interview, he said the Igbo’s will be wrong to President Buhari and that 2023 will be the best chance for any South Easterner.
“I don’t think it is the right thing to do. I believe in equity and justice. We should allow the north to have its eight years”, he said.
He stated the reasons why he left his former political party to join APC and went further to praise the president.
“I will add a lot of value to the APC in the south-east. Buhari’s illness slowed him down, no doubt, he has done well so far. I have been in the opposition for 10 years now. I joined Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) since 2006.
“But I joined APC because of Buhari. I joined because of his integrity so as to help grow the party in the south-east. APC has come to stay in the south-east. Buhari’s contest in 2019 is not only for himself but for the south- east. After Buhari’s eight years, nobody in Nigeria can tell us that our region cannot produce the president. Majority of the Igbo people will massively support Buhari in 2019. They did not support him in 2015. But in 2019 they will massively vote for him. I am passing a vote of confidence on him because he has integrity.
“I am not the only one passing a vote of confidence on Buhari, the APC governors just endorsed him for a second term, the World Bank is supporting what he is doing, so also is the EU, including other powerful world leaders.”