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Former Army Chief, Ihejirika, Ports To APC

Ihejirika who served as Chief of Army Staff for four years and handed over to erstwhile Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Buratai, following his retirement from military service, was received on Friday by the Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni

Former Chief of Army Staff of Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika, has formally joined the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State.

Ihejirika who served as Chief of Army Staff for four years and handed over to erstwhile Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Ibrahim Buratai, following his retirement from military service, was received on Friday by the Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni.

 Revealing this in a statement, Director General, Press and Media Affairs to Buni, Mamman Mohammed said, “Gen. Ihejirika was formally presented to the chairman by the Jigawa state Governor and Chairman APC Strategy and Contact committee Alh. Abubakar Badaru and Hon. Farouk Adamu Aliyu”.

 “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 centre.

 “We look forward to more of APC presence in the South-East,” he quoted the governor as saying.

Prior to this development, there have been speculations as to whether the former army chief had concluded plans to vie for the governorship seat of Abia State in the 2023 general elections.

Heritage Times Nigeria 

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