– Chief Sam Nkire called on Igbos to leave the PDP due to the crises in the party
– He said the APC has the platform to produce an Igbo presidency
– He said the PDP has failed to deliver the presidency to Igbos for 16 years
Chief Sam Nkire has appealed to Igbo people to join the All Progressives Congress as it is the surest way for them to achieve presidency.
Daily Trust reports that the former national chairman of the Progressives Peoples Alliance (PPA) advised people from the region to take advantage of the crises in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to vacate the party and move to the APC.
Nkire spoke after a meeting of Abia state stakeholders of the party on Sunday, November 4 where he said the presidency awaits Igbos if they commit to the APC.
He said: “My Igbo brothers and sisters who are still in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), both elected and non-elected, should seize the opportunity of the present crisis in the party and jump out of the sinking ship before it is too late.”
He said if more Igbos join the APC, what they had laboured for for 16 years would be achieved in a short period.
He predicted that by the 2019 general elections, if more Igbo speaking people joined the party, seven states including Delta and Rivers would fall to APC.
Nkire urged Abia people to troop out in huge numbers to join the APC so as to benefit from mainstream politics.
Meanwhile, Orji Uzor Kalu urged Igbos to join and support the APC in order to benefit from the administration.
The former governor joined the APC a few weeks ago and said he did due to pressure from friends and family. In a statement via his Facebook page,
Kalu said Igbo people have a lot to benefit from joining the APC and revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari promised to carry out projects in the south east which he has started already.