The women of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-East zone have endorsed the second term of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Zonal Women Leader of APC in the South-East, Barrister Mrs. Sally Chinedu, announced the endorsement at the weekend in Amoli, Awgu LGA Enugu State.
She spoke at a rally to receive Ambassador Ginika Tor Williams, a former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain who joined APC.
Addressing the rally, Mrs. Chinedu appealed to Ndigbo to see reason in supporting Buhari for a second tenure, to ensure that an Igboman becomes President in 2023.
She warned that if any other northerner becomes President in 2019, the person would seek a second term in 2023, denying Ndigbo the opportunity of producing the person that year.
“Please, I want to appeal to our people again. Let us not talk about Mr. President as an enemy. Nobody gives power to his enemy” Chinedu said.
She said APC has kept its electoral promises to Nigerians, especially in the war against corruption and lifting of infrastructure base of the country, to give a boost to the economy.
Chinedu assured that if APC wins a second tenure in 2019, Nigeria, Enugu State, Awgu LGA and Amoli town would be better for it.
Earlier, Chief Emma Eneukwu, the National Vice Chairman of APC in the South-East, who represented Chief John Oyegun, the national chairman, extolled the virtues in Ambassador Ginika, saying she has all the qualities of a good party person.
In her inaugural speech, Ambassador Ginika, who was the Manager of the Enugu Cultural and Tourism Fiesta under the immediate past administration of Sullivan Chime in Enugu State, said she was happy with what APC was doing and decided to support the “change” going on in the country.
“I joined APC, looking forward to progress. We have a good President. We have good members. The former Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime belongs to APC. He is a man of honour. When he was Governor, he appointed me as Manager of Enugu Cultural and Tourism Fiesta. We knew what he did as Governor.
“But today, Enugu is a dead zone. I went to Imo the other state and hotels were fully booked. About the same time in Enugu, hotels were begging for customers. During our fiesta in the past government, you will see expatriates, you will see tourist from all over the world. But today in Enugu State, nothing is happening.
“APC, progressives is the way to go. I want to see them in government in Nigeria and Enugu State. My people need deliverance. I have joined APC. I will never look back” Ambassador Ginika said.
She told her people in Amoli community to support APC, because one of its financiers, Baywood Ibe, has been taken care of them whereas the government did not give their children jobs.
Earlier, Dr Ben Nwoye, the Enugu State Chairman, said they were delighted to receive a person of Ginika’s caliber into APC.
He reassured that APC remains resolute in its quest to bring change to Enugu State, pointing out that unlike the November 4, 2017 local government elections, conducted by the PDP sponsored Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC), there would be no writing of result in 2019, with INEC as the umpire.
Other party bigwigs at the rally were the State Secretary, Robert Eze, Women Leader, Lolo Oby Nwofor, Vice Chairman, Enugu East, Anike Nwoga and his Enugu West counterpart, Ikechukwu Omenkeukwu.