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UPP Adopt PMB As Presidential Candidate



The chairman of United Progressive Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, has announced that the party will formally adopt President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.

Okorie disclosed this to State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with the President at the presidential villa, Abuja.

He said that the Igbo nation had put their eggs in one basket for too long and would not do it again in 2019.

According to Okorie, the Igbos had not benefited anything apart from the benevolence of President Buhari to bring some infrastructure in the southeast, adding that he decided to support Buhari to ensure Igbo presidency in 2023.

“We’ve come to inform him (Buhari). It is not good that Igbo nation has put all their eggs in one basket for 16 years. In spite of this, Buhari has not stopped development in the region. This is time to get them to earn Igbo presidency by voting for him in 2019.”

Reacting to the Enugu declaration of some southeast leaders for the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the UPP boss said that the adoption of Atiku was not by the Ohaneze Ndigbo leadership.

“Only four founding members of Ohaneze Ndigbo are alive today and we never met to endorse Atiku. We are poised to change the narrative. Just as Zik and Igbo leaders led Igbo people into coalition in the First and Second republics, that is what Igboezue is determined to do now.”