The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has formally received a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika.
Ihejirika indicated his interest to join the party in February, after a meeting with top chieftains.
On Friday, Ihejirika had a meeting with Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni, Chairman APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
Bunu’s spokesman, Mamman Mohammed, announced that the meeting was held in Abuja.
Ihejirika was presented to Buni by Jigawa governor and Chairman APC Strategy and Contact Committee, Abubakar Badaru, and Farouk Aliyu.
Mohammed quoted Buni as saying that “the coming of Gen. 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.”
The party chairman added that the party looked forward to more of APC presence in the South-East.