Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia State, Chief Donatus Nwamkpa, said that President Muhammadu Buhari had addressed critical challenges in the South-East to deserve the zone’s support in 2019.
Nwankpa said this on Monday at a news briefing in Umuahia while reacting to alleged media report that South-east would not vote for Buhari in 2019.
He said that Buhari had addressed issues affecting the zone, including infrastructure deficit and the second Niger Bridge within in his first tenure.
Nwamkpa also said president’s performance in the zone , in his first tenure, surpassed what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did in the zone for 16 years.
“The devastation and deterioration of infrastructure in the South-East started in 1999 and lingered for 16 years.
“Today, the zone has become much better and we cannot be vulnerable elements to be used by somebody in 2019,” he said.
The chairman warned the people not drag the zone into unnecessary crisis with the presidency.
Nwankpa said that the state of road infrastructure in the South-East, South-South and South-West had improved tremendously with an attendant ease in transportation.
“South-East has benefitted so much from the APC administration and will reward the party with massive support in 2019. The zone does not belong to PDP.”