Orji Uzor Kalu, former Governor of Abia State has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari does not hate people of the South East.
He said contrary to insinuations, Buhari was a friend of the South East and has been doing what former Presidents failed to do in the region for 16 years.
The former governor said this during a meeting with stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State held at his Igbere country home, Camp Neya.
He also noted that people of the region will massively vote for Buhari in 2019.
According to Kalu, “President Buhari is doing a lot of work which PDP didn’t do in their 16 years of ruling this country. The second Niger Bridge is being constructed by him, this shows that he is competent to rule this country.
“Our South East governors promised to build the second Niger Bridge but they didn’t do it. Obasanjo promised and failed. Goodluck Jonathan promised to do it but he did not care to build the bridge for Ndigbo.
“I don’t know why people will say that Buhari hates the Igbos because I know Buhari very well. He is a friend to Ndigbo. Am I not a friend to President Buhari? I am very close to Buhari and I know that come 2019 election, Abia State will give President Buhari 75 percent of their votes.
” No matter how bad the country is, Nigeria remains our country and there is no other place we can run to. President Buhari doesn’t have a house in America or Germany. He only has a house in Daura and we should respect him for that, we should stop calling our leaders names on social media and painting our country bad before the world.”