2019: Igbo Will Give President Buhari Over 70% Votes, Says Kalu
Ahead of the 2019 Presidential election, former Governor of Abia State, and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari of over 70% votes from the South-East region.
Kalu. stated this in Enugu, after he received an honorary doctorate degree on Public Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), at the weekend.
The former governor made this assurance in the presence of Chief Executive Officer of Peace Mass Transit, Dr. Sam Onyishi, who is also a Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
His words: “Marginalisation of Igbo did not start today. It is something that has been there immediately after the civil war; so, Buhari will not take only four years to correct it.
“We were not on board in 2015, but, we will be on board in 2019, and we will address the issue. I want to be involved when I have given the votes, because, when you give votes, you can ask questions. If I don’t give votes, I cannot ask questions; I cannot come to paradise with 0.5 per cent votes for the president; I want to give the president over 70 per cent votes, than, I can ask questions and say ‘I was sent by my people.’”