Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate, received assurances from the governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, on Sunday that the South East will support him in the 2023 elections.
Uzodinma provided the guarantee on Sunday at a meeting with the group supporting the former governor of Lagos State that was run under the auspices of The Asiwaju Group.
Dr. Mustapha Abdullahi, AbdulRasak Danjuma, Ibrahim Onimisi, and Muawiyah Muye all signed a statement revealing that the conference was convened to go through logistics and strategy for the South-East region in advance of the political campaign in September.
Abdullahi said TAG respects the importance Tinubu gave to Nigerian politics following his term as governor of Lagos, calling him a worthy man who should be supported to bring about constructive changes for the nation.
He said, “He is one man that knows how to create wealth and believes in merit. If you have the competence he is looking for, he engages you. That is the kind of man Nigeria needs now.”
Uzodinma responded to his statement by praising the national reach and enormous strides of TAG.
While doing so, the governor offered to help the TAG South East Executives organize the local community in support of Tinubu.
“What we need in Nigeria is a good leader who is informed, and can harness and allocate the resources of the country equitably. I strongly believe that Tinubu is capable and the South East will give him maximum support.
“Tinubu is one of the most detribalised Nigerians. We cannot continue to advocate for a president that is based on ethnicity. Tinubu has used his former opportunities to better a lot of Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic background, religion, gender or class.
“Today, whether you like it or not, the party to beat is APC. I come from the southeast. From 1999 to 2015, we were promised the second Niger Bridge but nothing happened until 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari committed to the Project.
“It would be a thing of ingratitude for anybody to come from the South-East region to talk about President Buhari or the APC neglecting the eastern bloc,” he said.