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2023 polls: Uzodimma, Tor rally Ndigbo for Tinubu

By Adamu Abuh, Abuja
04 October 2022   |   4:27 am
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has reiterated his determination to mobilise Ndigbo across the country for the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC),

[FILES] Tinubu

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has reiterated his determination to mobilise Ndigbo across the country for the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, for the 2023 general elections.

Reinforcing Uzodimma’s position, the President and Founder of the Omaluegwuoku Progressive Initiative (OPI), Ginika Tor, assured that Ndigbo should set aside tribal sentiments and support Tinubu in the interest of Nigeria.

The duo spoke, yesterday, during the inauguration of national, zonal and state executives of OPI, and the unveiling of Igbo Kwenu for Asiwagu/Shettima, an initiative of the organisation at the Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja.

The inauguration came after OPI had toured the six geo-political zones of the country, to hold town hall meetings with Igbo opinion leaders and communities in APC, with a view to sensitising and bringing them on board the Asiwaju/Shettima train.

Uzodimma, represented by Chief Jimmy Imo, described Tor as a woman of repute and outstanding capacity, reassuring the group of his support for Tinubu whom he described as a man with an unbeatable leadership record.

Uzodimma said he would leave no stone unturned in mobilising Ndigbo for Tinubu in the 2023 polls.

Tor, a Federal Commissioner at the Federal Character Commission (FCC), said her group would set aside tribal sentiments by supporting Tinubu in the best interest of Nigeria.

She said: “Ndigbo will vote wisely this time considering their experience in the past when they constantly gave their votes to PDP only to be betrayed in the end. You can recall the statement of our candidate, Tinubu, who said that he is not a parrot but an eagle, and so we decided to honour persons that have demonstrated the strength of an eagle in our political spheres.”

The guest speaker, Binta Garba, reminded the Igbo that she was once married to them and would advise that they make the right decision and vote massively for a man, who has done it before and will do it again.

The special guest of honour and APC National Women Leader, Dr Betta Edu, pointed out that South East is a critical section of the country that has contributed immensely to the development of Nigeria. She added that Tinubu has always worked with the Igbo and will do more to stabilise and develop the region.

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