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Senator Hope Uzodinma who is the Imo State Governor has recently stated that the Igbo people were the main factors in the building of Port Harcourt which is the Rivers State capital.
The governor had also made the claims during a birthday ceremony held in honour of an Imo State-born elder statesman, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, in Owerri, the Imo State capital on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Governor Uzodinma had also further claimed that some people are trying hard to rewrite history.
According to him, “Igbo people built Port Harcourt. Even if it pleases some people now to try to rewrite history.
“The Igbos built Port Harcourt.”
The governor further noted that Igbo people love Nigeria dearly, as demonstrated by the fact that they are found in every part of the country.
“Prominent Igbos like the late Doctor Nnamdi Azikiwe, the Ikemba Odumegwu Ojukwu, even General Ike Nwachukwu and a lot of other great men and women were born in the North by their parents who settled there as their home.
“Indeed, throughout the 774 local government areas of Nigeria, from Zungeru in the North to Owo in the West and from Akwanga to Ahoada, Igbos are found there in their large numbers.
“In most cases, outside the Indigenous population, the largest ethnic groups outside Igbo land are the Igbos,” he added.
In another report, One of the stalwarts and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Abia State, Hon Chiekwe Esiaga, has openly expressed displeasure with the state of affairs in Abia APy while openlu accusing the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma of attempting to hijack Abia APC to himself.
Addressing newsmen in Umuahia, Esiaga said, “Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State should be called to order on his ambition of annexing Abia to his State, as Abians will henceforth not entertain any further interference on our mater.”
Going further he said, “Uzodinma is using Ikechi Emenike to foment troubles in Abia APC, there were no congresses in Abia APC.