Tony Momoh, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari would get 50 percent of votes from the South East, if he decides to seek re-election in 2019.
Momoh made the declaration while stressing that the President has done a lot for the South East in the last three years, reasons there are much Igbo leaders joining the APC.
In a chat with the Independent, Momoh said people of the South East have embraced the APC which was evident in the results that the party got in the last governorship election in Anambra State.
He said, ”President Buhari got less than five percent votes in the southeast in 2015. In 2019, if he contests, he will have 50 percent votes that region. We know the 2015 results were all written up by the PDP who did nothing for the southeast.
”However, president Buhari has done a lot for the southeast in the last three years. The road from Enugu to Onitsha, Enugu to Port Harcourt, the Second Niger Bridge, the erosion sites in the southeast.
”All of these are reasons why many Igbo leaders are now in APC and you can see that in the results scored by our party in the last governorship election in Anambra state.’’