Buhari Deserves The Support Of The Igbo Because Of His Integrity
A group, the Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, has called on the Igbos to support the 2019 re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that the Southeast would fare better with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in power.
The group in the statement issued by its Secretary General Akin Malaolu, stated taht while the Igbo made a political “mistake” in the past, it must avoid its repeat in 2019.
The group also stated that President Buhari deserves the support of the Igbo because of his integrity, whom has ensured the spread of development across the country, including Igboland.
The statement reads,“The Igbo must hold the present leadership in high esteem because of his probity and requisite caliber.”
“The government today and with its present leadership has modernised the rudiments of administration and has departed completely from the attitude of ‘we’ as against ‘others’.
“Developments are today springing up everywhere in the Igboland and that must not be discouraged. The nation needs the Igbo people just as the Igbo also need Nigeria completely.”
“The Igbos made some bad moves during the Jonathan era of ugly opportunism that gave rise to division both from religion and tribe. All of these must be forgotten and we must make Igbos partners in all affairs of Government at the centre.”
“Igbo people must do well to accommodate our differences in diversity. They must play politics with obvious intention to contribute to the growth of first the Igboland and secondly Nigeria.”
“The prosperity enjoyed by the Igbos in their participation in previous administrations shows clearly to be individualistic in nature and not generally for Igboland as compared to today.”
“2019 is around the corner and we feel it necessary to plead to the Igbos that the APC has enough space and heart to give the Igbo people equality and respect which they rightfully deserve.”
“It is only in APC that the Igbo prosperity can be enriched with comfortable speed. Igbos should come on board the APC train and take their rightful positions in the affairs of our nation.”