-President Buhari to tour South Eastern states to improve relationship with the FG
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to tour the South East states to enhance the relationship between the region and the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government.
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha revealed this on Thursday after a secret meeting with Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saying the President would begin the tour with Ebonyi
Okorocha said, “The South East before now was not measuring in APC. But we have worked out strategies and modalities on how to improve relationship between the people of South East and APC government.
“That was top on the agenda and the need for Mr President to come to South East as quickly as possible, to begin to show his presence.
“Luckily, the President will be coming to Ebonyi state very soon and he will pass through Imo state to Anambra state. So, covering three states within this short time will be right step in the right direction.
“We have come to realise in the south east that we are better off in APC than any other party in the federal republic of Nigeria.’’
Speaking on the 2019 presidential election, Okorocha stated that Buhari was democratically qualified to re-run for the office of the president in 2019.
He, however, stated that the President must go through party primaries so as to avoid imposition of candidates.
“We don’t allow imposition of candidates. It must be democratically done. If President Buhari will lead the ship in 2019, it must be democratically done.
“I said, democratically and transparently done to the amazement of the whole world, the way we do our things in APC and people will be happy,’’ he added.
Naija News recalls that some APC Governors have sought for automatic ticket for Buhari, to enable him re-contest for the Presidency in 2019.
The governors included Samuel Ortom of Benue;Abdul aziz Yari of Zamfara; Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa ansd Simon Lalong of Plateau