By Chinonso Alozie

OWERRI—GOVERNOR Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Mr Uche Nwosu, yesterday said that realisation of  Buhari’s second term  in office will bring the Igbo closer to the presidency by 2023.

Uche Nwosu

He also said it would be  wasteful if the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, or any party for that matter should zone its vice presidential slot to the South East zone.

Nwosu spoke while fielding questions from newsmen in Owerri on whether his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, will be affected  if PDP considers South East for VP slot.

He  claimed that the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election in 2019   was an infallible guarantee for Igbo to produce the next president after Buhari.

His statement is coming at a time the governorship aspirants under the Imo PDP have increased in number with the declaration by Senator Samdady Anyanwu representing Imo East to   contest the 2019 Imo guber.

Nwosu, a governorship aspirant under APC and the choice of Okorocha  argued that the “Vice Presidential slot to South East zone in any party including the PDP is a complete waste because what a president can achieve in one day, a vice president cannot achieve in eight years.”

He further stated: “Aside from the Igbo presidency which Buhari’s second term will secure for the Igbo, he has also done very well for the Southeast.

“With  Buhari’s declaration  for a second term, the Igbo will only have to wait for four years before producing the next president.  So, there is need for every Igbo man irrespective of political party affiliation to support Buhari’s re-election bid.

“Today, we have a Cargo Airport in Owerri and President Buhari did it and today, Anambra State has been enlisted among the oil producing states. All these and many  more were done by President Buhari. President Goodluck didn’t do them for us.”

Meanwhile, the list of guber aspirants  for Imo State keeps expanding with Senator Anyanwu joining the race.  Others in the list  are Senator Athan Achonu and Mr. Jude Njoku, among others.


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