The Chief of Staff to the governor of Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has advised Igbos to reject the Peoples Democratic Party VP slot in 2019, saying that the former ruling party had never treated the zone well.
Mr. Nwosu said this in a press conference in Owerri At a press conference.
According to him, no sensible Igbo man will accept PDP’s VP slot, adding that the South East zone would benefit more should Buhari get reelected next year.
Nwosu, who is scheming to succeed his father-in-law as the next Imo State governor, claimed that not even the rumoured vice presidential slot to the Igbo by the PDP will stop the zone from giving massive support to the reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said, “Vice Presidential slot 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.
“With the emergence of President Buhari for second term, the Igbo will only have to wait for four years before producing the next President, it will bring the Igbo closer to the Presidency by 2023. So there is need for every Igbo man irrespective of political party affiliations to support Buhari’s re-election bid.
“Aside from the Igbo Presidency which the Buhari’s second term will secure for the Igbo, he has also done very well for the Southeast. Take the second Niger Bridge for instance, work is going on and you can see it, not the fluke that was done by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“The only man that talked about the Port Harcourt-Enugu road, the Onitsha-Enugu road, is President Buhari.
“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 are done by President Buhari, President Goodluck didn’t do it for us. So when you look at the whole scenario, you will find out that President Buhari has a lot to offer the Igbo. Remember that the South West played a very clever game and today, they are better for it but we are crying. That is the more reason we should support Buhari to avoid another mistake.”
Uche Nwosu is married to Governor Rochas Okorocha’s daughter and has been ordained by his Okorocha to succeed him. But Imolites are kicking against the plot.