Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has said that Igbo leaders will use their support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s candidacy in 2023 to build bridges across the country.
Nnamani, who spoke at the inauguration of the state and LGA coordinators of Tinubu/Shettima Independent Campaign Council(ICC) in Enugu at the weekend, explained apart from that, the Igbo would support Tinubu because if their belief that he has the capacity to fix the country.
The ex-senate President, who said he was not supporting Tinubu to get ministerial appointment or other pecuniary benefits, stressed that his decision to be with the APC standard bearer was for the overall benefits of the Ndigbo and Southeast region in particular.
“I’m not looking for ministerial position because I have outgrown that. We are doing this in the overall interest of our people.
“Ndigbo are using our support for Tinubu and APC in 2023 to build bridges across the country”, Nnamani said.
He said the Tinubu/Shettima Independent Campaign Council does not take the place of APC in Enugu State, explaining that it is an initiative of the presidential candidate.
He urged the members of the campaign council to remain dedicated in the job of ensuring that the people of Enugu State understand the message and the reason they should cast their votes for Tinubu and APC.
“Don’t join issues with people who are resorting to insults. Just concentrate on the goal because this is a very serious business,” he said.
The state coordinator of the ICC, Chief Gbazuagu Nweke said everything about Tinubu’s presidency in 2023 is in favour of Ndigbo.
He warned that if the people of the Southeast do not line up behind Tinubu in 2023, the APC candidate would win without them.
“Tinubu will win and his opponents know it. If he cannot win, he won’t be receiving these attacks. The only thing they are holding against him is age.
“He will win even without us, but we won’t be left behind. But we’re just complimenting his election.
“He is over prepared for this position
If Ken and other leaders can say let’s follow this man, we have to obey”, Gbazuagu said.
He promised to take the campaign to every booth across the state.
Gbazuagu was inaugurated alongside former Attorney General of Enugu State, Barr. Ifeanyi Nwoga, as secretary with the former state chairman of APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, as director contact and mobilsation among others.