The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, has said he would not join issues with the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, stating that his interest is to market Bola Tinubu who is the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Newstrend.com.ng reports that Hope Uzodimma said his obedience is to his party the APC and not take any other candidate.
Governor Uzodimma further added that the infrastructural development he brought to Imo State would be enough to convince reasonable minds to vote for Tinubu.
Speaking on Channels Television, Politics Today live programme on Tuesday, Uzodimma stated that he was aware that members of the APC in Imo State would vote for Tinubu.
Uzodinma said, “I am a politician and my party is APC and I have my candidate in the party. And I know we are consulting and speaking to our people to vote for our candidate.
“I am concerned with campaigning for my party. I don’t want to join issues with Peter Obi, whom you know is not a member of my party. But I know members of APC are obedient to APC.”
The governor added he was confident that the roads and the good life he has brought to the state residents were enough to market and ensure the winning of APC in the 2023 general election.
“I am very confident that the reasonable minds in Imo State will vote for my party. In 2021, I came here as a governor, 99% of our major roads were not passable. Today the major economic roads in Imo State have been managed in a very first-class manner that even the opposition party members are commending my effort.
“From 1999 to date, the members of Imo House of Assembly have no place in the state to sit. They were attached to one local government secretariat here in Owerri. The Imo House of Assembly building that was abandoned for many years has just been rehabilitated,” he said.