It is not only governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that are endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari. The South East APC has added its voice to the growing endorsements around the country.
At the Presidential Villa, a group of South East leaders led by Hon. Emma Eneukwu, National Vice Chairman, South East APC, thanked the President for the several projects receiving attention of the Federal Government in the South East including , 2nd Niger Bridge, Enugu-Port Harcourt road as well as the Enugu-Onitsha –Owerri road, among others.
According to a statement by presidential spokesman, Mr. Femi Adesina, the leaders reaffirmed the unanimous decision of the party in the zone on December 31, 2017 endorsing the President for a second term in office.
Eneukwu said: ‘‘It is our conviction that four years is not enough for you to complete this worthy journey hence the need for another four years to enable you make Nigeria truly great.’’
He added: ‘‘we implore Mr President, as a just and fair-minded leader, to make history by supporting the zoning of the office of the President in our great party to the South East at the end of your second tenure in office as President in 2023.’’
In his response, President Buhari Monday pledged to give his best to all Nigerians, guided by a clear conscience in making decisions for the progress of the country.
He thanked them for their patriotism, sacrifices and support for the peace and stability of the country.
President Buhari commended the South East leaders for acknowledging the laudable and consistent efforts of his administration to restore Nigeria to the position of eminence.
‘‘I am very pleased for your patriotism and consistency in supporting our administration. You are always going around explaining things even at the risk of abuse.
‘‘I want you to know that I have not forgotten the efforts and sacrifices you have made in the successes I have achieved in my position and I appreciate what you are doing for the stability of our country and the future of our children and our grandchildren.
‘‘I assure you that whatever I try to do, I will do it with a clear conscience and I’ll do the best I can do for all Nigerians,’’ he said.