Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state, has said Igbos will vote for the All Progressives Congress at Federal and State levels as a way of appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu will get sufficient votes from the South East because of the Second Niger Bridge constructed by Buhari.
Umahi made the statement on Tuesday while addressing supporters at the APC South-East grand finale rally in Owerri, Imo state.
The governor who stated that the South-East was grateful to the President for the construction said; “Igbo people will vote for the APC because of the Second Niger Bridge constructed by President Buhari’s administration.”
The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, who was also at the rally assured the party that his state would deliver for the APC in the February 25 presidential election.
Uzodimma said; “Imo people are grateful to Mr President. We sought your support for building of roads and fighting insecurity in Imo State and you approved (them). It is time to reciprocate that support by voting for the APC.”
Also speaking, Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu said the Igbo people in the south-west, particularly those living in his state were supporting Tinubu and were prepared to vote for him.
On his part, Tinubu promised that if elected, his administration would continue the developmental programmes of the President.
Tinubu said; “The PDP stole Nigeria’s treasury. President Buhari’s eight years is a retooling process. The PDP are liars. We will continue with developmental programmes of the APC, it will not stop.
“Imo is the destination for tourism, we will add value to real estate in Imo State, invest in education, build and reconstruct your roads in Imo. No more issue of ASUU strike. We will be prudent and manage revenue generation capacity, we will bring peace, we will work with the state to ensure security.”