Governor Willy Obiano of Anambra State has called on the President-elect, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (retd) to appoint Igbos into prominent positions while forming his cabinet.
Obiano said the incoming administration will need the support of all Nigerians irrespective of their party affiliations to success.
Speaking after a closed-door meeting with the President-elect at his private residence in Abuja on Friday, the governor said he was in Abuja not only to congratulate the President-elect and reassure him of the support of the South-East, but also to plead with him to consider Anambra indigenes for appointments.
Obiano said, “I am also here to reassure him that Anambra and the South-East would support him.
“I also pleaded with him on some pressing problems that are of importance to the South-East like the second Niger bridge and some of the federal roads.
“We also pleaded in the area of appointment for the people of Anambra and of course, for people from the South-East be it ministerial, ambassadorial and what have you.”
The governor, however, dismissed insinuation that his visit was part of consultations to pave way for him to defect to the All Progressives party.