Rotimi Amaechi has asked Igbos in the southeast region to seek forgiveness for turning their backs on President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2015 presidential election and elect him for a second term next year.
Amaechi said that Igbos have to join a national party like the ruing All Progressives’ Congress (APC) to have a realistic shot at producing a candidate that can emerge president in Nigeria.
However, he mentioned that before this can happen, they first have to seek forgiveness and support President Buhari’s bid for second term.
He said, “You (Igbo) did not vote for Buhari, true or false? You voted for PDP and what did they do for you? PDP abandoned the Enugu-Onitsha expressway since 1999, but Buhari is working on it, true or false?.
“Buhari is working on the second Niger Bridge, he is working on the Otuocha-Ibaji-Abuja road, he is working on the Abakaliki-Onueke road, he is working on the Oji-Achi-Naku road in Enugu state, he is also working on Ozalla-Akpugo-Amagunze road. He is working on the Aba-Ikot Ekpene road.
“Under Buhari, all major cities of the south-east are captured in the existing railway project. Name one government that has done up to this within two years. Our problem is that we are just being emotional.
“Igbo should go for confession, seek forgiveness and move into a national party, and look for way to fight from inside.
“They should vote for Buhari for a second term, and then force him out and look for Igbo president. Let the quarrel with the north, real or imagined, stop now.”
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