|President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd)|
OWERRI—Barring unforeseen circumstances, President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) will visit Owerri today on a thank you tour.
A Government House statement, which brought this to light, was signed by Governor Rochas Okorocha’s media aide, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, and made available to media men in Owerri.
“His Excellency, General Muhammadu Buhari, the President-elect on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, will be visiting the state to thank the people and government of the state for their unalloyed support that contributed greatly to his resounding victory at the polls on March 28, ” Onwuemeodo said.
While noting that God used Okorocha to make the state and the South-East geo-political zone to be part of the success story of General Buhari’s victory, Onwuemeodo assured the people that they would be carried along in the unfolding dispensation.
“In the new emerging order, everybody will be carried along and people will not be discriminated against on ground of their political leaning,” Onwuemeodo said.
Although the state government described Buhari’s visit as a thank you tour, close political watchers in the state believe it would be a campaign stunt for Governor Okorocha.