From Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri
Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is due to visit the state on September 9 to commission some projects.
The governor, who disclosed this among other reasons he travelled to Abuja, shortly after his return at the Sam International Cargo Airport, Owerri said: ‘I secured approval for President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Imo State on Thursday, September 9, 2021, to commission some significant projects put together by the Shared Prosperity Administration.’
He also informed that the State will reap bountifully from World Bank programmes on rural roads, NEWMAP projects and ecological programmes.
‘The good news is that Imo has been able to attract additional support from Mr President on the management of some ecological problems in the state,’ Uzodinma said.
Speaking on his assignment as the Chairman, APC Campaign Council for the Anambra State governorship election, Governor Uzodinma acknowledged the importance of the responsibility thrust on him by his party and assured that he will do his best to convince the people of what Anambra people stand to gain if they vote for the party on November 6, 2021.
‘The South East desire is to join the national politics and those of us in the committee are doing our best to convince our people in Anambra State that we will be better for it if they are in APC. Joining the party at the centre will enable the South East leaders to manage the welfare and trust of their people better,’ Governor Uzodinma stated.
The governor further explained: ‘The South East has suffered a great deal of marginalization. The South East has been excluded in many things, the reason being that Nigeria is practising partisan democracy, and once you are with the ruling party, there are some advantages you will get outside those who are not in that party. This is no longer a secret.’
On the APC local government council congress in the state, the governor assured that everything had been put in place by the leaders for a transparent, free and fair congress.