The Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, has appealed to people of the South East zone to support the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said that their support for another term for Buhari was their shortest route to the Presidency.
Mustapha stated this on Tuesday when he received a delegation of the Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in his office in Abuja.
The SGF stressed the need for the South East to negotiate with other regions to make Igbo Presidency a reality.
He said that that support for Buhari in the 2019 election is the shortest route to the Presidency for the South East.
Mustapha also urged the delegation to open its hand to people that wish to join the APC.
He said: “Look at the future prospect of the party and ability to be able to interface with anybody no matter his or her political party.
“You should have a large heart to receive people into your party. I appeal to you to extend your hand of friendship to those willing to join us because this enterprise is a difficult one; let’s make sacrifices to resolve all contending issues,” he said.
Mustapha also declared to the visitors that his office was opened to all irrespective of their party affiliation.
The leader of the delegation, Dr. Eze Nwachukwu, who is the chairman of APC in Ebonyi, had congratulated the SGF on his appointment.
He solicited for financial support to enable the party prosecute the forthcoming elections in the state.