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Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma yesterday declared that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), will win the 2023 elections because it has performed credibly well, despite deliberate attempts by some group of people to undermine the administration.
Uzodinma was speaking to State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja. He expressed confidence that more governors will defect to APC from the South East.
He said: ‘Not just from the South East, many governors in Nigeria will join the APC, because it is not only the ruling party, and I have seen in good conscience speaking honestly, part of the problem of this government is the deliberate attempt by some group of people to pull it down. Because nobody is telling me that this government is not performing, that salaries are not being paid or that the roads are not being constructed or the railway is not going on or the various intervention funds to empower our youths are not being given out. Nobody has come in concrete terms to accuse this government of one failure or the other.
‘All we hear is that herdsmen and farmers are fighting and for that reason, 200 people are kidnapped. People are shot down here, people are killed there. What do you want the government to do? We must be realistic. I believe in pragmatism. I believe in doing things right.
‘Can anybody come and tell me one, two, three, four reasons why this APC should not win in the next election? Nobody has said that, I’ve not read either in any newspaper. All I hear is that because of insecurity this, insecurity that but you send people out in the night to go and cause trouble and use it in day to blame government’.
The Governor appealed to stakeholders in the state including traditional rulers, religious leaders, politicians, to engage more with the people to restore peace in the state as he alone cannot do that.
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