Enugu APC backs Buhari for second term, wants foreign minister sacked

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu
The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term.
Chairman of the APC in Enugu State, Dr. Ben Nwoye, who announced the endorsement at a news conference, however urged the President to immediately sack the country’s foreign affairs minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama.
Onyeama is from Enugu State, and has been at loggerheads with the leadership of the APC in the state, which, earlier, threatened him with expulsion for allegedly altering the list of delegates for the party’s forthcoming national convention.
Addressing journalists in Enugu on Saturday, the Enugu APC chairman declared that “there is no vacancy in Aso Rock come 2019”.
Nwoye said the APC in Enugu State decided to back Buhari for a second term due to his “human oriented programmes and policies, especially as it concerns the dogged fight against corruption, which has remained the bane of Nigeria’s development”.
“President Buhari is a great reformer and man of integrity who has shown serious commitment towards the development of Nigeria, and redeemed the battered image of the nation among comity of nations,” Nwoye said, adding that “a second term in office would enable the President consolidate on all the good works he has started”.
Calling for Onyeama’s sack, Nwoye said the foreign affairs minister has performed “abysmally” since he was appointed into Buhari’s cabinet.
He claimed that Onyeama “almost messed Nigeria up” at the just concluded 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York.




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