The All Progressive Congress as made a former Senate President, ken Nnamani its south-East Leader.
The party in the zone has also declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari to do a second term in office.
These were some of the decisions taken at the meeting of the South-East APC stakeholders held in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on Saturday.
Those that took part in the meeting were Nnamani, Emeka Offor, Ifeanyi Araraume, George Moughalu, Tony Eze, Ebuka Onunkwo, Jombo Offor, Eze Madumere, members of the national working committee of the APC and other prominent politicians in the zone.
In his speech at the meeting, Governor Rochas Okorocha of the state, said three serving governors in the South-East were in touch with him and would soon join the APC.
He said, “There is a vacuum of leadership in the South-East APC. With Ken Nnamani, the question of who the leader of the APC is in the zone has been answered. Nnamani is the leader of APC in the South-East.
“Senator Nnamani should then work with other leaders like Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Jim Nwobodo and a host of others to give Ndigbo a political direction. APC is the right party for the Igbo and the only party that can guarantee Igbo presidency in 2023. We are going to support President Buhari for the eight years he is going to lead the nation.
Earlier in his speech, Nnamani said Igbo people need more of their leaders in the national leadership of the APC and other strategic areas and levels.
Nnamani said, “Some of us joining the APC are not doing so because of hunger, but in the interest of the Igbo. We should play politics of ideas and avoid abusive words. Ndigbo do not have the ingredients for opposition politics. How the Yoruba people voted in 2015 should be an eye-opener. They voted for both sides, but the South-East put all their eggs in one basket.”