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Igbo Will Rally Round Buhari

Posted: May 8, 2015 at 3:36 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Juliet Oyoyo, Kaduna


The South East Coordinator of the Muhammadu Buhari Legacy Foundation, an NGO, John Paul Ede, assured that the Igbo would rally round President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, because his administration will bring great changes in the polity.

He said in an interview at the weekend in Kaduna that the Igbo people would associate with Buhari due to his integrity.

“My likeness for Buhari started when I was in America; as Head of State then, he visited us in America and the way he coordinated our Nigerian students overseas impressed everybody, myself in particular.

“I became so much interested in his person. That was why, when I heard about this organisation, the Muhammadu Buhari Legacy Foundation, I decided to support his ideas; I find pleasure in joining to make it realistic,” Ede said.

On how he intended to propagate Buhari’s ideals in the South East, he said “to the best of my ability I will organise the people in the Southeast to educate and enlighten them on the good characters of Buhari, his anti-corruption stance, his honesty and integrity. I’m hopeful that many among our people in the East would join me in this affair.

“They will key into the idea and as time goes on, we would form a group solely for the promotion of his interest, principles, projects and ideals.”
Ede called on Nigerians to support the Buhari administration which he envisaged, was going to be as honest as the President himself.

“Buhari is going to portray himself in his administration. Nigerians will see great change, I call on the Senators and other lawmakers to give him great support because he is a man to reckon with,” he said.