A former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Oyeabo Ihejirika, has formally joined the All Progressives Congress.
This is according to a statement by Alhaji Mamman Mohammed, Director of Press and Media to Governor Mai Mala Buni, Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, on Friday in Abuja.
Mohammed said that Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, formally received the former Chief of Army Staff 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 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 Gen. 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.