Ex-army chief Ihejirika joins APC


A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Onyeabo Ihejirika has formally joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Ihejirika served as army chief under former President Goodluck Jonathan. He was a target of scathing criticisms from operatives of APC while the party was still in opposition.

This is according to a statement issued by Mamman Mohammed, spokesman to Gov. Mai Mala Buni, Chairman APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) on Friday in Abuja.

Mr Mohammed said that Mr Buni, who is also the governor of Yobe, formally received Mr Ihejirika into the APC.

“General Ihejirika was formally presented to the chairman by Jigawa governor and Chairman APC Strategy and Contact Committee, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru, and Farouk Aliyu,” he said.

He quoted Mr Buni as saying that “the coming of General Ihejirika into the APC will increase the fortunes of the party in Abia and the South-East generally.

“This is a great moment for the party as General 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.”

He added that the party looked forward to more of APC presence in the South-East.