UPP formally adopts Buhari as presidential candidate – Chekwas Okorie
The chairman of United Progressive Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, has announced that the party will formally adopt President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
Okorie told Statw House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with the President that this will ensure Igbo presidency in 2023.
The UPP chair said, “We’ve come to inform him (Buhari). It is not 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.”
On Enugu declaration of Atiku Abubakar by Igbo leaders, Okorie said, “only four founding members are alive today and we have 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 Igbo Ezue is determined to do.”