June 11, 2024

Central News

at the center of it

Vice-President Shettima leads 16 govs, APC national top-notch to set Imo agog for Uzodima

EXACTLY one month to the Nov. 11, 2023 off-season governorship elections in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states, it is Vice-President Kashim Shettima leading the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (PAC) campaign onslaught to Imo.
Sitting Imo State governor Sen. Hope Uzodima is APC candidate in that epic contest, requiring the major parties to marshall their most formidable campaign machines.
Thus, on Wednesday, Vice-President Shettima (pictured above) and APC national chairman Abdullahi Ganduje, leading 16 governors, stormed Owerri to drum support for the re-election of Gov. Uzodimma.
APC governors at the “mega rally” at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, included Kwara State’s AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), and Bassey Otu (Cross River).
Also present were two former governors of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim and Rochas Okorocha, and then former governor of Edo State Adams Oshiomhole.
Performance, achievements
A very confident-looking Uzodimma, at the event, says he has transformed Imo State since taking over the government and asked the electorate to vote in for a second term to do more.
“Vote for APC. If you do this, I will improve on my achievements and performances of my first four years in office,” is how the governor sums up his pitch for re-election.
In their separate speeches, Shettima, Ganduje and Abiodun all urge Imo people to retain the APC in power.
“For the November 11 election in Imo, the only party Imo people should vote for is the APC. The last three and a half years of the Uzodimma-led administration has proven that APC is doing well here,” national chairman Ganduje says.
Earlier, the vice-president and the dignitaries paid a courtesy visit to chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers and also inaugurated a road in Owerri-North local government area.