Buhari to visit Imo Sept 9 – Uzodinma says as he returns from Abuja




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the State on September 9 on official duty.

Senator Uzodinma disclosed this on Saturday as he arrived Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri Imo State, while speaking to the media.

The Governor who returned from his official trip to the Federal Capital Territory,  Abuja,  further said that Imo will reap bountifully from World Bank programmes on rural roads, NEWMAP projects, ecological programmes, among others which were issues that dominated his discussion and activities while in Abuja.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary/ Media Adviser to Governor, Oguwike Nwachuku  made available to Sundiata Post.

The statement reads in part:

Governor Uzodimma informed that he had to embark  on the working visit to Abuja to “resolve some critical issues that were supposed to be handled in Abuja.” Such issues, he noted, include but not limited to  the World Bank programmes on RURAL roads, the NEWMAP projects and other erosion control issues.

Besides, the Governor said he “used the opportunity to address some matters.”

His words: “The good news is that Imo has been able to attract additional support from Mr. President on management of some ecological problems in the State.”

The Governor said that he also  “secured approval for President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Imo State on Thursday, September 9, 2021, to commission some significant projects put together by the Administration.”

Speaking on his assignment as the Chairman, APC Campaign Council for the Anambra State governorship election,  Governor Uzodimma acknowledged the importance of the responsibility thrust on him by his party and assured that he is doing his best to take the message of what the people stand to gain should they vote APC to win the election scheduled for November 6, 2021.

The Governor said:  “The Southeast 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.” 

He reiterated that “joining the party at the centre will enable the Southeast  leaders manage the welfare and trust of their people better.”

Governor Uzodimma further explained: “The Southeast has suffered a great deal of marginalization. The Southeast has been excluded in many things, the reason being that Nigeria is practicing 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. 

“As a result, the Southeast wants to be part of the party at the centre, so that we get both our rights and privileges.” 

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,” noting that reports available indicate that the exercise is going on well across the 27 local government areas of Imo State.