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The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has come out to insist that next year’s general elections would be a determinant factor as to whether the people of his state accepted him or not.
Governor Hope Uzodinma had reiterated this while he had appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday.
He had also noted that his responsibility is to convince the people of Imo to vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, during the 2023 general elections.
“I belong to a political party. I have the responsibility to convince my people that my party has the best programmes for the country. I will convince voters,” Uzodimma said.
“Let me take the programmes of my political party to my people; let me market the programmes of my political party to my people.
“Let the election come, let my people vote. Then, the outcome of the election will determine whether they accepted my party or my candidate.
“The presidential election is an election for a Nigerian President, not an Igbo President…Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the candidate of APC to be President of Nigeria, not President of Igbo, or Yoruba or Hausa,” he added.
In the race which some analysts have described as a three-horse contest, is Tinubu; Obi; as well as Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, who was Nigeria’s Vice-President between 1999 and 2007.
In another report, President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Owerri, Imo State, commended Governor Hope Uzodinma for his efforts in developing the state, saying, ‘You have written your own history,’ after he saw the ultra-modern chamber of the rebuilt State’s House of Assembly.
The president, in a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, said his administration will leave a legacy of major development projects across the country while saluting Imo State governor for giving more attention to constructions and institutional reforms that will improve lives of the people.
President Buhari, who commissioned the Owerri/Orlu dual carriage way, Owerri/Okigwe road, and the renovated House of Assembly Complex, noted that the Imo State government had made remarkable progress with infrastructure in three years.