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Buhari deserves support of Igbos – Onu

A national leader of All Progressives Congress, Dr.
Ogbonnaya Onu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari
deserves the support of all Nigerians, especially the Igbo
race, in other to succeed.

Onu, who is a former governor of the old Abia State, said
this while receiving in audience a five-man interim planning
committee of the World Igbo Conference in his residence in

According to him, the Ndigbo owed it a duty to fully support
Buhari because they stand to benefit more from the new
Nigeria which the Buhari-led APC administration is building.
He noted that because the Igbos lived everywhere within the
country, the benefits accruable to them individually and
collectively in a Nigeria which works, is incalculable.
Onu expressed confidence that the Buhari-led administration
would work for all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic, political
or religious inclination.

While calling on the Ndigbo to embrace the APC and support
the President, Onu recalled that the Igbos in the 19 northern
states demonstrated their commitment towards building this
new thinking by voting massively for the President and the
APC during the last general elections.

Onu said, “Ohaneze must be commended for what it’s doing
as regards the welfare of Igbos throughout the country and
beyond. We have Igbos everywhere; there is no town in
Nigeria where there are no Igbos. In Nigeria and across the
world, there is no place where we don’t have Igbo resident.

“We, as Igbos, are the only major ethnic group that is not
indigenous to any other country in the world. So, you look at
ethnic groups that are indigenous in Nigeria, what that
means is that outside Nigeria, there is no other country for
the Igbos. For other major ethnic groups, this is not the
case.”The leader of the delegation and chairman of the
committee, Chief Ben Aranusi, said for a long time the
Ndigbo seemed not to know their place in Nigeria hence the
need to sit down and talk.

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