Buni: Former Army Chief Ihejirika’s Defection Will Increase APC’s Chances in Southeast

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Mai-Mala Buni

By Adedayo Akinwale

The Governor of Yobe State and the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, has said that the defection of the former Chief of Army Staff Lt.Gen. Azubike Ihejirika (rtd) will increase the party’s chances in the South-east.

Buni in a statement issued Friday by his Director General of Press and Media, Mr. Mamman Mohammed, stated this when he received the former army chief into the party.

Ihejirika was formally presented to the chairman by the Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru
and the Chairman APC Strategy and Contact committee, Hon. Farouk Aliyu.

Buni said, “the coming of Gen. Ihejirika will increase the fortunes of the party in Abia state and the South East generally.

“This is a great moment for the party as Gen. Ihejirika and other sons and daughters of the region are coming into the party to deliver the region and bring the South East closer to the center. We look forward to more of APC presence in the South-east.”

Ihejirika was chief of Army staff under the Peoples Democratic Party-led government of former President Goodluck Jonathan.