The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday called on Ndigbo to join the party, saying a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction would remain an illusion under the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Spokesman of the APC in South-East, Osita Okechukwu, stated this after he voted at the ward congress of the party in Central School, Ekeh, Enugu State.
He advised people of the region to join the progressive train to fix Nigeria and save the country from disintegration under the PDP led Federal Government.
“The APC is set to defeat President Goodluck Jonathan’s regime, a regime which metaphor is corruption and poor performance. And it will be painful if the hard working Igbo people are not part of this historic victory,” he said.
“Otherwise, Ndigbo should not blame any group for marginalisation. As our people say, Ndigbo should count the payback vis-avis the unalloyed support they gave the corrupt and inept leadership of President Jonathan and the PDP as a party in the last decade.
“Is it the politically motivated ground breaking 2nd Niger Bridge fanfare, that is not in any federal budget or the make believe Enugu international airport? Can we in all honesty trust a president who cannot complete his own road – the East-West Road in the last four years? Is charity not supposed to start at home? We cannot be deceived twice” Okechukwu said.
He warned that voting for Jonathan would mean “selling our birthright for mess of porridge as other geopolitical zones rate the President Jonathan’s slot to Ndigbo’s slot.”
Okechukwu maintained that under PDP, a president of Igbo extraction cannot materialize before 2027, while voting for APC would guarantee Ndigbo president on or before 2023.
A total of 248 members of APC from Ekeh ward took part in the exercise.
According to the results announced by the Returning Officer, Mr Eze Chibueze, Augustine Umeh polled 176 votes to emerge ward chairman, Christopher Anochiri (176 votes)-Vice Chairman and Ikem Ifudu (158)- Secretary.