Tuesday, February 26, 2019 10:48 pm
Chief Osita Okechukwu, the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria
Okechukwu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said
NAN recalls that in 2015, Buhari polled 198, 248 votes in the five South-East states, while he polled 403,958 votes in 2019.
He said that with the result, APC achieved
Okechukwu attributed the improvement to the resilience and
He said: “APC faithful did a lot of grassroots and door-to-door
“We are therefore happy that APC did better in the South-East in 2019 than 2015.”
He said that it would have been dangerous for Ndigbo to lump their votes in one basket.
He said that the party’s overwhelming and strong campaign in the zone helped to avert the danger.
Okechukwu said that the result could have been much better, but for
He said: “These groups deceived our people with Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s restructuring gimmick.
“One is at a loss why they placed more premium on restructuring than
“I think 2023 is more pragmatic and reasonable than Atiku’s promise to restructure the country.”
Okechukwu said that because of Nigeria’s rigid constitution, restructuring the country required the
He expressed the optimism that the re-election of Buhari would fast-track the infrastructure development in the South-East.
He said, “By the grace of God, APC’s presidential victory will surely guarantee the completion of the Eastern Rail Line Corridor, Enugu Coal, 2nd Niger Bridge and Enugu Urban Water Scheme, among others, started by the present administration.’’