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The second term bid of Imo State, Governor Hope Uzodinma received a boost after Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the 12 local government areas of Orlu Zone unanimously agreed to work together to realise his reelection gubernatorial polls which are billed on the 11th of November, 2023.
The resolution which was followed by was reached over the weekend at the Stakeholders meeting of the zone which was held at the Orlu Local Government Council headquarters.
The stage for the resolution was set when Hon Eze Ernest Okechukwu, member representing Ideato South State Constituency moved a motion endorsing Uzodinma for 2nd term which was unanimously supported by all the stakeholders.
The motion was anchored on Governor Uzodimma’s achievements in infrastructure, youth development and more importantly, the way he has handled security situation in the state.
The stakeholders reaffirmed implicit support for the second tenure bid of the Governor as well as aligning themselves with the implementation of the Imo Charter of Equity as recently proposed by members of the Imo State Council of Elders.
Speaking at the meeting, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Nnamdi Anyaehie said that they gathered to affirm their ‘unflinching support for the re-election of Uzodimma come November 11 2023, in addition to upholding the Charter of Equity as adopted by Imo elders.
Anyaehie said that the 12 LGAs of Orlu are united and ready for the project, noting that ‘the orchestrated insecurity will in no way be an impediment.’
In another report, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State and Governor Uzodinma had last week met for an urgent discussion regarding the demolition of the Alaba International market. During the meeting, they explored various options to address the situation.
Benjamin Kalu, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, also joined the meeting held in Lagos last weekend.
In his post-meeting remarks, Sanwo-Olu expressed satisfaction with the outcome, describing the gathering as a fruitful encounter where matters of mutual concern were extensively deliberated upon.