Ahead of the 2019 general election, Abdullahi Candido, chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has urged the Igbo to vote President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term and get the next turn in 2023.
Candido said the Igbo’s indecisiveness had been their bane in politics and advised them to make up their minds to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) and get the benefits therein.
He made this known at the inauguration of the South East APC Forum held at the APC State Secretariat, Abuja.
“Don’t vote the PDP (Peoples Democratic Party), even if they present a Northern candidate because such a president will spend eight years from 2019 before the Igbo can get it; if you don’t vote Buhari, don’t blame anybody, any other Northern president in 2019 will not come, except Buhari,” he said.
He however explained that it was best for the Igbo to join President Buhari that just has four years after the first tenure, so that they can get their turn rather than voting another person in another party that will do eight years and delay the Igbo in stepping into the Villa.
“Please support President Buhari, we have enough cake to go round. When Buhari finishes his second tenure, Igbos will get it on equity. We will be the greatest beneficiaries of his second term if we support him,” he stated.
In his contribution, Osita Okechukwu, Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), assured the Igbo of good things ahead. “Igbos will get ‘sweets’ very soon as President Buhari has promised.”
He also assured that the APC would continue to protect all sections of the country, especially the South East, as the Port Harcourt/Enugu Road and the Second Niger Bridge had been marked for completion.
On his part, Lawrence Onuchukwu, Vice Chairman, AMAC, stated that it was not true that the APC government was sidelining the Igbo.
“Those who say that Igbos are marginalised are jokers. We have plenty appointments in this government. The Igbo have accepted APC as their party,” he said.