THE Leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the south east geo-political zone on Monday pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to support its stratagem to produce a president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
The National Vice Chairman of the APC in the South East, Hon. Emma Eneukwu, who led the party’s Igbo leaders to visit Mr. Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, made the appeal.
The delegation also endorsed Mr. Buhari for second term, stating that its conviction was that four years is not enough for the president to complete his worthy journey, hence the need for another four years to enable him make Nigeria truly great.
“We implore Mr. President, as a just and fair-minded leader, to make history by supporting the zoning of the office of the President in our great party to the South East at the end of your second tenure in office as President in 2023,” they pleaded.
Speaking during the visit, President Buhari who did not disclosed wether or not he would accede to their request pledged to give his best to all Nigerians, guided by a clear conscience in making decisions for the progress of the country.
Buhari thanked them for their patriotism, sacrifices and support for the peace and stability of the country.
-I am very pleased for your patriotism and consistency in supporting our administration.
-You are always going around explaining things even at the risk of abuse.
-I want you to know that I have not forgotten the efforts and sacrifices you have made in the successes I have achieved in my position and I appreciate what you are doing for the stability of our country and the future of our children and our grandchildren.
-I assure you that whatever I try to do, I will do it with a clear conscience and I”ll do the best I can do for all Nigerians”