Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu has called on all Igbos to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The former governor said Buhari can only address the issue of marginalization facing the region if they voted for the president in the coming election.
He said this while addressing journalists at the country home of the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Dr. Sam Onyishi in Nsukka, Enugu State.
The APC Chieftain also said Igbo people will give Buhari 70 per cent of the votes he needs in the 2019 presidential election.
According to Kalu, “Marginalisation of Igbo did not start today. It is something that has been there immediately after the civil war; so, Buhari will not take only four years to correct it.
“We were not on board in 2015, but, we will be on board in 2019, and we will address the issue. I want to be involved when I have given the votes, because, when you give votes, you can ask questions.
“If I don’t give votes, I cannot ask questions; I cannot come to paradise with 0.5 per cent votes for the president; I want to give the president over 70 per cent votes, than, I can ask questions and say ‘I was sent by my people.
“I joined the APC to encourage president Buhari to run, again, and we are going to use his regime to correct the injustice meted to Ndigbo and also, fight for the oneness of the country.
“I didn’t join the APC to go and look at the rock in Abuja; I joined the APC to use it for the benefit of Igbo and Nigeria at large.”