All Progressives Congress, APC North West Youth Leader, Mr. Abdulhamid Mohammed, says it is time for the South East geopolitical zone to pay back Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the APC for what he has done for the Igbos.
He said no other presidential candidate had done what Tinubu did for the Igbos.
Mohammad, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna, noted that the call became necessary considering what the APC presidential candidate did for the Igbos in Nigeria.
“It is time for them to pay back by voting massively for him in the upcoming general elections,” he said.
Describing Tinubu as a detribalised leader, Mohammed said when the Igbos left the South-East en mass, they were welcomed into Lagos by Tinubu who was then the State governor.
The APC youth leader added that the APC presidential flag bearer gave the Igbos an avenue to flourish in their various businesses.
“Unlike in the South-East where traders are forced to sit at home by hoodlums, the blueprint laid by Tinubu made Lagos a conducive atmosphere for the Igbos to conduct their businesses without any hindrance.
“Tinubu ran an inclusive government and was among the pioneer governors who started appointing non-indigenes as state executives as numerous Igbos have benefited from such administrative initiatives.
“He appointed an Igbo man from Anambra State, Ben Akabueze, as Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget for eight years from 1999 to 2007,” Mohammad said.
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