The paramount ruler of Aba in Abia State, Enyi I, Isaac Ikonne, has called on the people in the state to vote enmass for President Muhammadu Buhari in the February Presidential election for many projects the President had executed in the State that have impacted positively on the lives of the people.
The paramount ruler, spoke today, Tuesday in his palace when President Buhari paid him royal visit as he arrived to stage his Presidential campaign for re-election for second term.
This was even as the state governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu also commended the President for directing the provision of electricity to the popular Ariaria market.
He thanked the Federal government for executing laudable projects that continue to empower the people of the State.
“The President has done a lot for us in the area of infrastructure as well as the school feeding programme, which has tremendously reversed our school enrolment from private to public schools with over 400 percent.”
Also, the Secretary General of the umbrella socio-cultural group of Igbos, known as Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo, Uche Okwukwu, denied claims that the group had endorsed the Presidential candidate of any political party for the February 16 election as was reported by the media last week.
“I am the Secretary and custodian of the secretariate of the Ohaneze and I know that we have not adopted the candidate of any party for the Presidential election. It is not true at all.”
The Secretary thanked President Buhari for showing love to the Igbos by implementing projects that have touches on their lives.
He praised the President for visiting the two main commercial cities in Igbo land, Onitsha and Aba during his campaign tour.
“President Buhari has done what no other candidate has done. He has visited Onitsha and Aba, our main commercial cities. That is what no other person has done. We thank you our President. Imela.”
President Buhari responded by saying that if he is re-elected, he would do more for the people of the state and the country at large.
He thanked the Igbo people of the Southeast for their support as well as the Enyi I of Aba for the warm welcome he received and positive remarks about the work the Federal government has so far executed for the people of Abia State.