Billionaire oil tycoon and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Arthur Eze, has called for support from the people of the south-east for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, stressing that it is only through Buhari that the quest for Igbo presidency can actualized.
Eze, who is the founder and chairman of oil exploration company, Atlas Oranto Petroleum, said this in Abakaliki during Buhari’s visit to the state.
According to him, if not for late General Sani Abacha, Ebonyi State would not have been created, adding that Abacha was a good man to have considered the creation of a state called Ebonyi.
He commended governor David Umahi for the rapid transformation of the state, recalling that the level of development in the state was unprecedented after 17 years of his last visit to the state.
“I am very happy to be here. I came here last in the year 2000, about 17 years ago but the place has changed. From Enugu everywhere has changed. There is cleanliness and orderliness everywhere.
“We are happy with the governor that he is doing what we sent him to do. There was a time people were voting against the creation of Ebonyi State. Some governors of Eastern Nigeria were opposing it. General Sani Abacha is a good man, he said let us give you a state. And after giving you people the state, your life changed.
“We should be grateful to the northern people. It is only the northerners that can do that. The same northerner, President Muhammadu Buhari after eight years, will give the Igbo people president. Nobody else will do that, it is only Buhari that can do that. It is only Buhari that can transmit the presidency to the Igbo man because he takes decision without minding who you are.
“Somebody like your governor, David Nweze Umahi, is a man who fears God and thinks after the poor. Support him to rule Igbo people and our lives will be better”, he stated