National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Abdullahi Ganduje has inaugurated the party’s campaign council for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in Imo State.
He said President Bola Tinubu’s choice of the governor of Cross River State, Bassey Otu to lead the campaign council demonstrated the seriousness the president attached to the election.
Ganduje advised Imo people to vote again for Governor Hope Uzodimma to build a solid development future for the state.
He advised Imo people to take advantage of Uzodimma’s goodwill that cuts across ethnic divides and his wisdom, to secure the future development of the state.
“Governor Uzodimma is a loving, intelligent, dexterous, and cooperative gentleman to the President and APC in general and President Tinubu has promised to do everything in his power to move Imo to the next level,” he said.
In his response, Uzodimma commended Tinubu for giving his approval and the national leadership of the APC, for all their support, particularly for all the appointments they gave to the state.
He described the APC in Imo as a movement and not a mere political party and called on Imo people to line up behind the party in 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. No doubt my people are very confident and waiting for the D-Day. So, what is already known will be made formal,” he said.
In his contribution, Governor Otu said they “only came to reemphasize the reelection of Uzodimma by saying Yes! Yes!! Yes!!!”
He thanked Imo people for their performance in the last general elections where they massively voted for the APC.
Present at the inauguration were governors of Ebonyi, Francis Nwifuru; Yobe, Mai Mala-Buni and Katsina, Dikko Umar Radda, as well as ministers and members of the APC National Working Committee.