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Umeh urges Buhari to implement Confab report

Posted: Apr 13, 2015 at 11:04 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, has urged Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (rtd) to implement the report of the National Conference.

Umeh made the call in Umuahia while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly polls in the South east.

He said the implementation of the report, especially the recommendation for the creation of additional state for the zone, would give the people a sense of belonging in the country.

He assured Buhari that the Ndigbo did not hate him but voted for President Goodluck Jonathan “because he assured us that he would implement the report of the national conference.’’

“Buhari should not see Ndigbo as his enemies. The Igbos were looking for somebody who will address the problem of marginalisation since the end of the war.’’

He said the zone had suffered marginalisation for a long time and needed a president “who will help to rehabilitate the Igbo people after what they suffered during the war.

“We pray that God will use Buhari to address our plight,’’ he said, promising that Ndigbo would support his administration, if he could address issues affecting them.

He further urged Jonathan to reward Ndigbo for their support for his administration by ensuring that the people were allowed to elect leaders of their choice.

Umeh alleged that the people’s vote in the March 28 election did not count because the ruling Peoples Democratic Party used the military and other security operatives to subvert the wishes of the people expressed through the ballot.

“The only way Jonathan can reciprocate the support of the Igbo people is to allow them to elect governors and law makers of their choice.’’