The South East zonal caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday at Uburu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi adopted President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term.
The adoption was the high point of the outcome of the South East zonal caucus meeting held at the hometown of the Minister for Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu in Uburu.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was attended by top party chieftains from across the South-East geopolitical zone.
The decision to adopt Buhari for a second term was contained in a five-point communique issued at the end of the caucus meeting.
The communique was jointly signed by National Vice Chairman of the party South East and zonal Publicity Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Enukwu and Mr Hyacinth Ngwu respectively.
The document commended the President for infrastructural development of the South East zone, job creation and empowerment programmes.
The communique also lauded Buhari for appointing people from the zone as chairmen and board members of federal boards and parastatals.
“We appreciate the Igbo’s growing support and interest in the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“It is our unshakable belief that the quest of the Igbos for the Presidency is achievable in the shortest time only in APC and that time is 2023.
“We pledge our unalloyed loyalty to APC led Federal Government under Buhari and we hereby unequivocally and unconditionally assure the President of our support for his reelection for a second term in office in the 2019 general elections.
“The party in South-East commends the President for all the projects the government is executing in South-East particularly the abandoned Enugu-Onitsha and Enugu-Port-Harcourt high-ways, modernised second Niger Bridge, coastal and inland rail lines among others,”
The caucus in the communique further commended the leadership of the APC and maintained its unalloyed support and confidence in the leadership.