Igbo Town Unions in 19 Northern States pledge to work for Tinubu
…Visit Uzodimma, seek meeting with Tinubu
The Igbo Town Union General Assembly operating in the 19 Northern States and the FCT Abuja has pledged to work for the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to win the 2023 presidential election.
However, they are also seeking for a meeting with Tinubu to discuss burning issues that concern the Igbo living in the North.
The Group made the pledge when they visited the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma in Owerri on Thursday, December, 2022 at Government House.
Addressing the members, Governor Uzodimma commended them for their love of APC and reminded them that they made the right decision.
He reiterated his continued preaching for peace and unity of Nigeria.
“Our people that are agitating for secession or ethnic politics don’t consider what the Igbos in the Northern Nigeria are going through and their investments and businesses,” Governor Uzodimma said.
He emphasized his believe in the unity of Nigeria, saying that the Igbos are better off in the Nigerian project.
The Governor highlighted that the Igbos have a lot of talents yet to be harnessed, “a determined spirit to succeed anywhere they are,” noting that such ambition could be realised in a broader Nigerian space.
He commended the group for their organisational skills and promised to take the issues they raised in their address seriously.
“Put together the Igbos in the Diaspora are more than the Igbos at home and should be taken seriously in the political equation.”
The Governor thanked the members for the confidence the group has reposed in him and assured that he will not disappoint their expectations.
Furthermore, he reminded them that the unity they are seeking for in the Nigerian project is the reason for the formation of APC and that as commanders outside Igboland they will be veritable tools for mobilizing Igbos in the Diaspora.
The Governor encouraged them not to accept that they are strangers anywhere they are in the country, assuring them that wherever they are the Federal Government, State government and their brothers will be there to protect them.
He also assured them that they will be rewarded for their hard work and positive contributions to the unity of the Nation and success of APC in the forthcoming election.
The Governor accepted their request to be their Grand Patron.
In their address presented by their Leader, Dr. Collins Chibueze Ajali, members of the Group also promised to unanimously use their platform and network to work for the re-election of the Governor in 2023.
“After considering the political situation of today and the forthcoming Presidential election, we have unanimously decided to work for the success of the ruling All Progressive Congress Party (APC) and its Presidential Candidate, Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu in the forthcoming Presidential election.”
Dr. Ajali said that the decision was taken because of their conviction that APC has the greatest chances of winning the election.
They enumerated the reasons to include that “APC is not only in government but they are also in power which means they are in control of authority at both the National and most Northern States, including Imo State.”
They also used the opportunity to inform the Governor of their core interest in desiring to work for APC which is “to bring in a government that will finally and permanently terminate the daily threats that the Igbos in the North are being confronted with on daily basis.”
Again, they informed the Governor of their intention to have a Town Hall Meeting with the APC Presidential Candidate in Abuja and requested the Governor to help facilitate.
They recalled the several gestures of the Governor to the Igbos in the North in the past for which they so much repose their confidence in his leadership, insisting that those past gestures had made them to depend on the Governor for patriotic and selfless guide, defense and lead.
One of such gestures of Governor Uzodimma, they said was in 2017 when the Northern Youth Leaders gave Quit Notice to the Igbos in the North and the role the Governor played in terminating that chaos and catastrophe.
They said as the Governor is the APC South East Leader it means they must respect and follow his leadership.
Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser to the Governor