Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has disclosed plans by President Buhari to tour South-eastern states.
The tour will be an attempt by the president to further familiarise himself with the people of the region and warm his way into their hearts.
Governor Okorocha made this known on Thursday, after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
Okorocha is the only governor elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the region where the President scored the least vote in the 2015 election.
Okorocha said there is the need for Mr President to come to the Southeast as quickly as possible, “to begin to show his presence.”
“Luckily, the President will be coming to Ebonyi State, very soon and he will pass through Imo State to Anambra State.
“So, covering three states within this short time will be a right step in the right direction, because we have come to realise in the Southeast that we are better of in APC than any other party in the Federal Republic of Nigeria,’’ he said
The governor also expressed optimism that the membership of the APC in the South East would increase because many politicians have been joining the party.
He said “the Southeast before now was not measuring up in APC, but we have worked out strategies and modalities on how to improve the relationship between the South East and the APC.