The immediate past chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, has expressed worry over the plight of Ndigbo in this administration of President Muhammed Buhari.
Umeh who spoke in his country home , Aguluzigbo in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State, Sunday after triple celebration of his successful exit as the APGA national chairman,53rd birthday and 25th marriage anniversary, said that he would take a break for a short period but will return to continue to champion cause of Ndigbo in Nigeria.
Umeh however, said that he would not blame President Buhari for the plight of Ndigbo in this dispensation but stated that the President should use his good offices to give Ndigbo their due in the country.
The former APGA national chairman said that he had called on President Buhari immediately he was declared the winner of the last April presidential election to congratulate him and also told him that he should not hold the voting pattern of Ndigbo in that election against them because they voted in a way their interest would be protected in Nigeria.
Umeh also said that he told Buhari that Ndigbo in Nigeria are in a very precarious situation and are desperately in search of who would salvage them, hoping that he would use his good offices to achieve that for them.
Ohamadike Ndigbo as Umeh was fondly called by his admirers said that he had equally assured the president that Ndigbo are trustworthy people who would not forget one who helped them out of their precarious condition as they are now in Nigeria.
He however blamed the crop of senators and members of the House of Representatives of Igbo extraction in the National Assembly of being propelled by selfish agenda to the detriment of the people they are representing.
He said that as leaders, they should not only be brave, courageous and fearless to effectively represent their people, qualities, which Umeh said were lacking in most of the representatives of the people of South East in the National Assembly.
On his tenure as APGA’s National Chairman, Chief Umeh said it was a tortuous and difficult journey but patted himself on the back and other members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party for building a strong and virile party, which has become well respected in the country and has won governorship elections in two states until Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State defected to All Progressives Congress, APC.
He assured that by the time the various Election Petition Tribunals end, the party would have recovered the governorship of Abia State and a number of Senatorial, House of Representatives and House of Assembly seats.
Umeh urged his successor, Dr. Victor Oye, not to be moved by opposition or critics as long as he does the right thing because according to him, most of the attacks come from those whose selfish interest were not met, assuring them that he would still be around as a member of Board of Trustees, BoT, to guide and support them.

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