As the 2019 elections gradually approach, an Igbo group has stated that the only way President Muhammadu Buhari can garner the support of the south-east is to field an Igbo man as his vice presidential candidate.
The Igbo National Council, INC, has demanded the position of the vice president from Buhari in order for him to win in 2019. In a statement signed in Owerri by the president of the group, Chilos Godsent, this was the only way the president could comfortably secure the votes of the south-east region. the statement read;
“The Igbo National Council INC has long x-rayed the performances of PMB and also the fulfilment of their campaign promises to Southeast region.
The INC is of the view that the PMB-led federal government has abysmally failed the Southeast due to marginalization of the zone by the government.
Consequently, INC’s condition for the South East to support PMB for second term is that APC should zone its Vice President ticket to South East.”