Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu North Senatorial Zone and leaders of the Kwusike political family in the zone have expressed their profound appreciation to President MohammaduBuhari for re-appointing the immediate past minister of foreign affairs – Geoffrey Onyeama in his new cabinet. In a press release after a meeting held in Nsukka yesterday Sunday, 4thAugust 2019, the members expressed their joy and hearty fecilitation to Onyeama on his re-appointment and described him as a round peg in a round hole. According to one of the leaders who was a House of Representative aspirant in the last general elections for Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani federal constituency and zonal secretary of the party –Engr. Stephen Onyekachi Okenwa- “president Buhari is a leader who understands the dictates of his job and has shown his determination to bring Nigeria out of the woods by carefully selecting men and women who has what it takes to steer the ship of our dear nation like Onyeama”. A factional zonal chairman of the APC in the State – Chief Chinedu Okosisi who was also in the meeting described Onyeama as “a worthy leader and a great Igbo son from the Onyeama dynasty in whom his people are well pleased”. He said “with the appointment of Onyeama, all is now set for the APC to take over Enugu state and Igbo land at large” – saying that his effort in galvanizing voters throughout all the wards and communities in Enugu states by touring across the LGAs and wards and despite all the sabotage by PDP implants in APC during the campaigns is a sign that he is a good party man and a grass root politician.
Another House of Representative aspirant in the last general election for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency who attended the meeting- Barr. Ikechukwu Maximus Ugwuoke described Onyeama’s appointment as divine.According to him “looking at his appointment and that of others in the list, I believe Providence has decided to take Nigeria to greater heights as the list contains names who I believe have what it takes to steer Nigeria to greater height”. He described Onyeama‘s handling of Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs in the last three and half years as “classy” saying he understands the job and will even do more now that he has been re-appointed by Mr. President.
The group believes that by this recent appointments, Mr. president has what it takes to continue to fish out committed men and women within the party who will help in building the nation and delivering the dividends of democracy to all Nigerians.
Other members of the group from the zone who had bared their minds in support of President Buhari on the appointment include a factional state secretary of the party Barr. Chike Omeje, House of Assembly aspirants in the last general elections – Sydney Eze, Mrs. Peace Ugwu, Candidus Eneje, Osita Amoke, Chief Mbonu Greg Nwekeand a chieftain of the party, Chief Ezeudo Itanyi among others.