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2019: SGF seeks South-East support for Buhari, says it’s the shortest way to Igbo presidency

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has urged the Igbo to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid.

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, he said the people of the south-east supporting Buhari for a second term will pave way for an Igbo man to become president.

“Preach it to the other south-east states that the shortest way to Igbo presidency is to support Buhari in 2019,” Mustapha told a delegation of the Ebonyi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that visited him.

He said with Buhari’s declaration, the APC needs to open its doors to others knocking

He added: “This is the time to open your arms and your doors to even those that are perceived as enemies, you must have a large heart to receive them.

“That is why Mr President himself specifically directed the party to consider the provisions of waiver as provided for in our constitution. Why is he saying that? It is because in this game there are no permanent enemies or friends.

“The dynamics of politics can change and people that you perceive today are not with you, will be with you tomorrow. So, your ability to receive them with grace will determine whether they will feel welcome or isolated.”

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