Former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has said Igbos will vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 if he gives the south-east special consideration.
In an interview on Arise TV, Kalu said the region is asking the president for the provision of power and roads.
“If the president is going to run again, we will force him to declare our area as special, and we are going to give him 75 percent of the votes,” he said.
“Some places like Aba and Onitsha can provide anything you need. We can manufacture everything there if we have adequate electricity.
“Give us good light in Aba, give us good roads in Aba, give us good roadside light in Onitsha. We are not asking for you to do any other thing, we are capable of manufacturing things. Everything done in China can be manufactured in Aba and Onitsha,” he said.
“We are capable, Nnewi is already doing it and they will go hi-tech with technology if given the necessary encouragement. We have the people but we don’t have the management. We don’t have the asset.
“The people that did the privatisation of the electricity sector, did it wrongly. The electricity companies were handed over to friends and that was not the right thing to do.”