Gabriel Onoh, the first son of former governor of old Anambra State, Christian Chukwuma Onoh, has declared his support for President Muhammadu Buhari who jailed his father in 1983 as a military head of state.
Gabriel made the declaration at the inauguration of the Governance Support Group (GSG), a political support think tank, in Enugu on Friday, January 26, 2018.
He further stated that it was time that Ndigbo realized past mistakes as, according to him, the political future of Ndi’ Igbo is better guaranteed and protected under Buhari.
He said, “You know that Buhari jailed my father. You remember what happened after the 1983 coup, he arrested my father and put him in detention, so I am supposed to be the last man on earth to support Buhari for a second term in office come 2019.
“But I tell you today that President Buhari is the hope for the Southeast for us to get a shot at the Presidency. We must support him without any sentiment.”
The Governance Support Group in the South East was inaugurated to support the campaign efforts of the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) for President Buhari, an organization formed to ensure that Ndigbo contributed to Buhari re-election.
It will be recalled that a few days ago, APC leaders from the Southeast visited Buhari at Aso Rock and became the first region to officially endorse Buhari for a second term in office.