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Buhari campaign train storms Enugu Thursday



Foreign Affairs Minister , Geoffrey Onyeama , says the South – East has a better deal in the re – election of President Muhammadu Buhari in Feb . 16 presidential election .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari will be in Enugu on Thursday , January 24 in continuation of his campaign tour .

A statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Enugu by the Special Assistant on Media to the minister , Mrs Sarah Sanda , said the president enjoys massive support in the area .

Onyeama , therefore , appealed to the people of the area to come out en masse to give the president a rousing welcome , in appreciation of his laudable achievements in the zone .

He said that the re – election of the president should not be limited to the APC as a party but should be across board within the zone .

“ You have all been seeing what the other parts of the country have been doing. It is not a question of whether the president will win but a matter of by how much he will win.

“ We want to be on the side of history and victory because in years to come our children will look back and say ‘ this was the moment the South – East got it right.

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“ Therefore , our people should come together and fight for the victory of President Buhari, ” he said .

Onyeama said that the success of the president in the election would have a long term effect on the development of the area .

“ It is not just about today and not just about tomorrow . For that reason , it is very important that we all work together, ” he said .

He said that the growth of the Nigerian economy under the current administration had been a work in progress , adding that efforts needed to be made to sustain it .

“ So it is absolutely important that the Economic Recovery and Growth Plans set up by the president are allowed to materialise and crystallise .

“ The president has laid a very solid and sustainable foundation for our people and we must not allow that foundation to crumble now .

“ So it is absolutely important that we do everything humanly possible to ensure his re – election and I am sure it will happen , ” Onyeama said .

( NAN )