A former commissioner of works in Abia State and stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South East geopolitical zone, Chief Chemberline Okechukwu Adiaso has called on all Igbo people in the country to support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in order to achieve its goals and attract more federal projects to the region.
He noted that with the likes of the former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu and other prominent sons of the South East zone in the APC fold, it was clear even to the blind that the people of the zone had fully embraced the party.
Adiaso, a supreme chief of Isiala-Ngwa community in Abia state, also commended the federal government for approving funds for continuation of works on the second Niger Bridge, which he said would boost socio-economic activities in the region when completed.
According to him, recent developments in the country had proved that Ndigbos’ aspirations for fair and equitable development and distribution of the nation’s resources would be better met under an APC government.
He also predicted doom for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the party will soon witness mass defections to the APC.
Reacting to the recent defection of Senator Nelson Effiong, representing Akwa Ibom South in the upper legislative chamber from the PDP to the APC, Adiaso urged other senators from the South East and South-South zones to move over to the ruling party.
He pointed out that the APC is effectively in control of four geopolitical zones in the country, hence the need for the remaining two zones from the southern part of the nation to massively decamp to the ruling part in order to benefit maximally from the lofty ideas of the party.
The ex-commissioner described as laughable, threats by some elements in the PDP to declare vacant, the seat of any of its members who cross-carpets to the APC, insisting that the issue of a serving member losing their seat does not arise as the apex court had long delivered judgment to that effect.