Apart from Obiano who is a member of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, all other four governors were elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
In a paid advertorial published in a national daily, yesterday, the forum congratulated President Buhari and expressed optimism in his determination to make Nigerians happier in his second term in office. The congratulatory message read: “We, governors of South-East Nigeria, heartily congratulate the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on this historic occasion of his inauguration for a second term in office. Okowa’s Second Term:
Expect more development Omimi assures Deltans(Opens in a new browser tab) “We are confident, Mr President, that with your swearing in for another term, happier days are ahead not just for South-East but the whole of Nigeria.” An official of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, who does not want his name in print, said by that “singular show of political maturity,” the President is facing the future with optimism, knowing that “his election and subsequent inauguration has the backing of leaders across party lines.”
Although he declined to speak further on this, his position may be difficult to fault, given the fact that Atiku and PDP are seeking the nod of the election petition tribunal to void the declaration of President Buhari as the winner of the February 23 Presidential election