South-East Governors Make Special Announcement, Reveal Who They Will Support For President In 2019

By Post Nigeria November 21, 2017 21:16

South-East Governors Make Special Announcement, Reveal Who They Will Support For President In 2019

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has said that only two politicians are against President Muhammadu Buhari contesting for Presidency in 2019, and has urged them to change their minds.

Okorocha spoke at the Government House, Owerri, when members of Democratic Youth Congress, DYC, for Buhari, paid him a visit.

Okorocha said he was confident that he would win if he contests for President, but quickly added that he chose to step down, because of President Buhari.

He noted that the country was going through a difficult period, and that Buhari is the best man to handle the country.

Okorocha further stated that all South-East Governors have chosen to support President Buhari’s second term ambition.

He said: “I must say to all of you, that I believe in the youths of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and I am happy to see you form an Association, called the Democratic Youth Congress, DYC.

“The country is passing through a crucial moment. There was a time, speculations were in the mind of some people that the President might not make it back, and it took people of an unusual faith at that time, to say Buhari will continue in 2019.

“I am a believer of Buhari. I made it clear years ago, that if President Muhammadu is running for President, I will not run.

“I am sure that my statement came as a shock to most Nigerians, that I have subsumed my President ambition to someone, and this is the first time I have taken such a step.

“There is no better time to have a President if not Buhari. I have seen Presidents, but I have not seen the President and Vice President that have worked as brothers as Buhari and Osinbajo.

“I have looked at the political situation, and I have done the political calculations, and found out that the best thing that can happen to Nigeria, is to allow Buhari complete his term.

“I did not step down for Buhari because of popularity, religiosity; I stepped down for whom he is. I want him to run and he will have my support.

“I want to also appeal to those who have Presidential ambition, to shelve this ambition. This because our nation is going through a challenging moment, and it requires a man of his calibre.

“I am very happy to announce that all the South East Governors are in support of President Muhammadu Buhari for President in 2019.

“We are having a situation in Nigeria where all the parties will present one candidate. All the South-East Governors are in support of Buhari. In the entire South-South same, also that of South-West, including all the Northern regions. The one or two persons will make up their minds in no distance time.

“If not for Buhari that made me to step down my ambition who else, because minus President Buhari, I can defeat any of them in the Presidential race. Again, I want people not to use the Anambra election to judge the support President Buhari.”


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