President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged the people of Imo State to vote for candidates of their choice. President Buhari spoke at the All Progressives Congress’ presidential campaign rally held at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, the state capital. He countered the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who had earlier asked the APC members to vote for the party’s governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma.
At another rally held in Aba, Abia State, earlier in the day, President Buhari said he has tried his best to fulfill his promise to revamp the nation’s economy with the resources available to his government despite the sharp drop in oil price. He urged his critics to judge his government based on the current economic realities.
He insisted that his administration had been able to deliver on its three core campaign promises which included improving the economy, tackling insecurity and fighting corruption. While commending the people of the state for their support to the APC, Buhari said his administration had shown commitment to the nation’s development.
At the Abia rally, another section of apex-Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, led by Secretary-General, Mr. Uche Okwukwu, endorsed President Buhari for second tenure. Okwukwu, had earlier flayed the endorsement announced by his chairman, Chief John Nwodo for Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
A faction of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, also on Tuesday in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, endorsed Buhari as its preferred presidential candidate for the February 16 election. The faction is led by Chief Ayo Fasanmi. The group said it decided to endorse Buhari because the President has performed well.