"We Must Follow Tinubu, He Loves & Trusts Igbo" - Gov Umahi Declares, Uzodinma Backs Him
Governor of Ebony State, Dave Umahi has urged the people of the South East to ensure that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is elected the next President of Nigeria.
Tinubu is the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general election.
“Asíwájú knows the road, we must
follow him. He has shown that he loves and trusts Igbo and our people.
“He has been here since yesterday. He slept here in Abakaliki and ate our food. Only a man who loves you eats your food,” Umahi declared on Thursday.
Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma backed Umahi with the assertion that with Asiwaju “there is no more lamentation for the Igbo”
The South East leaders spoke at the APC presidential campaign rally in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
The event was held at the Abakaliki Township Stadium.
On his part, Asiwaju Tinubu, the frontrunner presidential candidate stated that “I believe in the entrepreneurial spirit of the Igbo. I encouraged a lot of Igbo businesses and investments in Lagos and will even do more if I become president.
“If elected, there will be no discrimination, Igbo’s interests will be respected and protected. I will also encourage policies to aid commerce and support South East states to reach their full potential.
“I will engage the leaders of the South East in a heart-to-heart discussion on all issues agitating their minds.
“If elected, I will address all issues and policies that tend to hinder their commerce and enterprise. I will work with businessmen and women and encourage them to make the South East the Taiwan of Africa,”
The presidential campaign rally which witnessed massive attendance also had in attendance APC Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, Deputy National Chairman, South, Barrister Emma Enekwu, representing the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, and Governor of Kebbi, Senator Atiku Bagudu and Governors Governors Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Babagana Zulum (Borno) and Prof. Ben Ayade (Cross Rivers), former House of Representatives Speaker, Dimeji Bankole and Chairman of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam as well as members of the party’s National Working Committee and National Assembly members.