A son of former Biafra hero, late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Mr Emeka Ojukwu jnr, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be magnanimous in victory and appoint Igbos in strategic positions during his second term.
Ojukwu Jnr made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Onitsha while speaking on the re-election of President Buhari.
Ojukwu Jnr had in November 2017 dumped the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) which was founded by his father for the All Progressives Congress (APC), citing Igbo interest as his decision.
He said the Igbos supported President Buhari more in the 2019 elections than in 2015 with over 25 per cent votes in three states of the South East because of his achievements in office.
“Buhari won Aba North Local Government Area based on his performance; he gave the businessmen and women in Ariaria market an independent power plant to boost their industries.
“The votes also doubled in Anambra and Ebonyi. We have Senators and Federal Representatives elected on the platform of APC in the South East.
“The Igbos are moving on to the Next level with the APC-led government,” he said.
Ojukwu Jnr commended Buhari for committing N33 billion to the second Niger Bridge and for rehabilitating federal roads in the zone.
He, however, urged the President to use his second term to address the perception that the South East and South-South were being marginalised.