Chairman of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State on Friday said the party was set to capture the South East geo-political zone and bring the region to the center.
He said this when he hosted the former Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Oyeabo Azubike Ihejirika (rtd) who recently joined the ruling APC at his Abuja residence.
The former Army Chief was accompanied to Buni’s residence by the chairman of APC Strategy and Contact Committee, Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State and Hon. Farouk Adamu Aliyu.
Confirming the development in a statement in Abuja on Friday, Malam Mamman Mohammed, the Director General, Press and Media Affairs to the APC Chairman said; “Gen. Ihejirika was formally presented to the chairman Friday in Abuja by the Jigawa state governor and Chairman APC Strategy and Contact committee Alhaji Abubakar Badaru.”
The statement further said that the party Chairman who was delighted at the development said, “the coming of Gen. Ihejirika will increase the fortunes of the party in Abia State and the South East generally.
“This is a great moment for the party as Gen. Ihejirika and other sons and daughters of the region are coming into the party to deliver the region and bring the South-east closer to the center. We look forward to more of APC presence in the South-east,” Buni concluded.