Going by what transpired in Government House, Owerri last weekend where the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma played host to southeast stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress, APC there are speculations in several quarters in the state that the governor may run for the 2023 Presidential race.
This notion is fuelled by body language of some of Uzodinma’s aides who also took to the social media to think along this line.
Uzodinma last weekend played host to a high powered meeting of southeast APC leaders including the federal ministers and the person representing the zone in the caretaker committee of the party, Senator Ken Nnamani.
Despite the absence of some other key political figures in the state like Senator Rochas Okorocha and Ifeanyi Araraume were observed, the salient point of the gathering was the likelihood of Uzodinma running for the plum position in Nigeria.
The Eastern Updates gathered from a reliable source that the Governor is very likely to have a shot at the apex seat in the federation given that he is one of the most influential Igbo governors, a major stakeholder in the All Progressives Congress party and the most favored in the presidential cabinet.
From the look of things and with the expectation that Igbos should have a shot at the Presidency in 2023 after President Buhari, Uzodinma may be the jinx breaker for the Igbos.
The manner APC leaders spoke about the Imo State governor was a serious indication that he may endorsed by the party in the zone to carry the presidential banner on behalf of South East people.
Another factor suggesting Uzodinma may start warming up for the Presidency is an online post by one of the governor’s media aide. The Senior Special Assistant, SSA, one of the recently appointed simple added in his Facebook timeline after the Owerri meeting; Imo Presidency 2023. How about that? The likes of Onwa Oyoko is needed. Senator Uzodinma is fondly called “Onwa Oyoko” because of his chieftaincy title.
Though, the aide didn’t go further to elucidate why he made the post, but his view corresponds with those within the corridors of power in Imo that suggest Uzodinma may go for the highest position in the land in the next election.
We only have to bid time and wait for what happens come 2023.
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