Governor Rochas Okorocha who spoke on Friday night after the announcement of the result of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Primary, at the Nick Banquet Hall Owerri, claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, stole President Muhammadu Buhari’s votes in 2015 and made it look like the South-East did not support him.
According to Rochas Okorocha who insisted that Buhari remains the best option for the South-East region, added that President Buhari will win in the entire South – East in 2019.
“In the 2011 election, the PDP people were able to rig and write fictitious figures to misrepresent the facts on ground.
“But in the 2015 election, the PDP also manipulated the results of the South – East states to portend dislike and resentment for Muhammadu Buhari.
“But we fought them to a standstill to ensure that they did not perpetuate their heinous act of writing unrealistic results. Hence, the South – East votes ensured an even spread for the emergence of Mr. President.
“What we are doing today is the APC Presidential Primary for President Muhammadu Buhari.
“It is also very clear that the president is contesting the 2019 presidential election on the platform of APC as the sole candidate of the party.
“But like the constitution approves, whether it’s one person or more than one candidate, the electorate must exercise their franchise.
“So, we have come to show our love towards him by queuing to vote for him massively.
“We’re doing this to know the number of the Party members from each ward that are approving his candidature for 2019 presidential election.
“So, I’m here with my people to assure President Muhammadu Buhari that Imolites are with him come 2019.
“I am very happy for the large turnout as people had trooped out in their large numbers to ensure victory for our Party, APC and our presidential flag-bearer, President Muhammadu Buhari and also to assure him that APC is the Party on ground in Imo State” he said.