Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has said the Southeast will back the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.
Ikpeazu said this on Wednesday at the Governor’s lodge in Aba.
He made this known when the vice presidential candidate of the PDP, Peter Obi, visited him over the pipeline explosion in Osisioma Ngwa.
According to him, the Igbo would vote for the party due to Obi’s emergence as running mate to Atiku Abubakar.
“You were told a lie,” the governor added. “Let me use this opportunity to congratulate our brother and a worthy son of Igbo Land for his nomination.
“He’s a gift from Ndi-Igbo to this country. His works and pedigree bears eloquent testimony of the Igbo DNA.
“It will be foolhardy for anybody not to queue behind a man like this to continue to serve this country to the best of his ability.”
In addition, he said “What the South East governors said was that we expect our candidate to come back from his trip and have a tete-a-tete with us. And he said he will come to speak with us.
“There were no time leaders of Ndi-Igbo and South East Governors said we are not happy. His choice was apt and you can see the wide-spread reception it is getting.
“If we are banking on the eleven million Igbos in the diaspora to vote it is only Mr. Peter Obi that can get them to do so.”