Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja
The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated its National Campaign Council for the November 11 governorship election in Imo State.
The ruling party also endorsed Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, noting that the state’s future development is bankable if the people re-elect him come November 11.
The National Chairman of APC, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje made the remarks at the Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Square in Owerri while inaugurating members of the campaign council for the state governorship election.
Ganduje told the army of party faithful and supporters that President Bola Tinubu was seriously looking forward to the governor’s reelection to consummate the future development trajectory of Imo which s Uzodimma has laid the foundation.
He noted that Tinubu’s choice of Cross River State Governor, Senator Bassey Otu and other key members of the Campaign Council spoke volume about the seriousness the president attaches to the election.
According to him, Uzodimma, the man in the eye of the storm is not only optimistic that he will win the election, he is also certain that Imo APC is battle ready for the contest.
Ganduje reminded Imo people of the benefits they stand to gain by re-electing Uzodimma, insisting that the governor had worked so hard to position his state in the good books of the federal government and is generally believed to be intelligent, loving, peaceful, hardworking.
He expressed happiness that members of Imo State APC love their governor from the bottom of their hearts and thanked Uzodimma for the massive mobilisation at all levels of the party.
He brought greetings from Tinubu whom he said, had promised to do everything in his powers to move the state to the next level.”
Ganduje described Uzodimma as “loving, very intelligent, dexterous and cooperative” to the President and APC in general.”
On his part, he promised to assist the national campaign council and the state campaign council to ensure success in the Imo State governorship election in November 11.
Speaking about changes made at the National Executive Council, Ganduje said his administration has introduced new reforms to include; e-registration of members, “a process that will help them keep comprehensive list of their members and help them have realistic membership register.”
He said they have decided that all Party officers and offices from polling units to National Headquarters must be accorded due recognition.
He said they have decided that party executives “at all levels must hold meetings every month. This will help the State and National Working Committees to be aware of what the government in power is doing.”
Ganduje finally said that his administration has decided “to establish a National Institute of Progressive Studies that will reengineer the democratic process and bring positive changes to all sectors of the country.”
He advised Imo people to take advantage of Uzodimma’s good will that cuts across ethnic divide and his wisdom, to secure the future development of Imo State.
Welcoming the APC leadership and others, Uzodimma reminded all that in the past, campaign councils were inaugurated at the national headquarters “but now it is taken to the states where the elections will hold.”
He expressed delight that under his administration, the APC has brought observable changes that have showcased Imo as a state of massive development, stating that Imo of yesterday “is no longer what it is today.”
Uzodimma thanked the president Tinubu for his love for Imo State and the people, expressing gratitude to Ganduje, his brother governors and other key figures from the national body of the APC who came to solidarise with him.