The Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe has expressed regret over the defection of former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika to the All Progressives Congress.
The Senate Minority Leader did not only express sadness that the Ex-Chief of Army worked against the interest of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that made him chief of army staff, but also grieved that, he is supporting the APC that has so much contempt for the Igbo.
“My greatest regret in the entire campaign is seeing General Ihejirika coming to campaign for the APC in Aba.
“The same man is supporting a party that has so much hatred for Igbos. Ihejirika is with APC that has pushed out our people to a point that you hardly see any Igbo in the top rank of the military and other forces. It is an unfortunate one.
“People are being kidnapped and killed in all parts of the country, including the South-east, Abia and Isiukwuato Local Government Area where Ihejirika hails from, yet no APC member from these areas have come up to condemn the killings.
“No APC Senator from the South-east has called on the Presidency to sit up and solve insecurity problems.”
The former Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika, a retired lieutenant general has officially defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mamman Mohammed , Director of Press and Media to Governor Mai Mala Buni, the Chairman APC Caretaker Committee and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) disclosed on Friday in Abuja.
The statement read:
“Gen. Ihejirika was formally presented to the chairman by Jigawa governor and Chairman APC Strategy and Contact Committee, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru, and Farouk Aliyu.
“This is a great moment for the party as Gen. Ihejirika and other sons and daughters of the region are coming into the party to deliver the region and bring the South-east closer to the center.”