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The former Governor of Kano State and the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on the people of Imo to re-elect Hope Uzodinma, the incumbent governor.
Ganduje made this call on in Owerri, Imo capital on Saturday when he inaugurated the APC campaign council for the November 11 governorship election in the state.
The APC chairman pointed out that re-electing Uzodinma would enable him to consolidate on the good work he has done in the state.
He advised the people to take advantage of governor’s goodwill that cuts across ethnic divide, and his wisdom, to secure the development of the state.
“Uzodinma is a loving, intelligent, dexterous and cooperative gentleman to the president and APC in general and Tinubu,” Ganduje said.
“He has promised to do everything in his powers to move Imo to the next level.”
In his remarks, Uzodinma thanked President Bola Tinubu and the leadership of the APC for their support.
He described the APC as a movement and not a mere political party in the state.
The governor called on the people to support the party during the election.
“APC is a party to beat because from all indications, the APC is the only party in Imo that is properly positioned and ready for the November election,” he said.
“No doubt my people are very confident and waiting for the D-day. So what is already known will be made formal.
“We have embarked on reconciliation. All the leaders and members of our great party who had suffered one grievance or the other; we have opened the doors.
“Of late, not only have many of them come back to join the party, we have also witnessed massive defections from other political parties.
“As I speak to you, for majority of the opposition political parties in Imo, their party structures and majority of their leadership have joined the APC.”
Also speaking, Surajudeen Basiru, APC national secretary, said the election would be different as the party is prepared to win in all parts of the state.
“Not only will the APC win convincingly in the 4,758 units across the 305 wards in the 27 LGAs of Imo, but all votes for the APC in every polling unit across the state must count,” Basiru said.
“Governor Hope Uzodimma has demonstrated unwavering devotion to our political party’s core beliefs and ideals, which have been essential in cementing our party’s position in Imo and across the south-east.
“He recognises the significance of connecting his administration to the party’s programme by simply emphasizing the essence of good governance from the beginning of his tenure.
“His dedication to party objectives, shared economic prosperity, infrastructure development, security and human capital development have set a precedent that resonates far beyond the shores of Imo.”
Others in attendance included Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi, Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe, and Umar Radda of Katsina, as well as ministers and members of the APC national working committee.