National Vice Chairman (South-east) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Emmanuel Enukwu, yesterday announced that the zone had endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari to run in the 2019 general election. He explained that the decision was because Buhari’s re-emergence in 2019 held huge prospect for the emergence of a president of Igbo extraction in 2023. Enukwu made the declaration at the Umuahia Township Stadium during a mega rally organized for defectors from other parties.
“We believe we can actualize Igbo presidency in APC in 2023; we are solidly behind Mr. President”, he stated. In his address, APC state chairman, Chief Donatus Nwankpa, was ecstatic over the expansion of the party in Abia. Nwankpa lauded the president for “his landmark achievements,” and taking Nigeria out of recession to economic transformation.