Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma has said there is no reason the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) won’t record a big win in the 2023 general election following the present administration’s ‘good performance’.
Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, on Tuesday December 7 , the governor pointed out that the APC has witnessed a significant increase in its membership in recent times.
Uzodinma also said that the body language of Nigerians suggests that ”the president is doing very well.”
He said; “What is the prevailing situation that will make APC not win? Is it that you don’t know that 22 states in the country belong to APC?
“Is it that you don’t know that out of the 774 local government areas in the country, that the APC is controlling the majority? Have you not seen the number of people decamping into the APC?
“The mood of the country is that the president is doing very well given the peculiarity of the times when insecurity has taken over the globe, where COVID-19 has ravaged every place in the world from one variant to another variant, yet we are able to come out from recession.
“So, I’m very confident. I’m a proud member of the APC and I think we’ll do our best to ensure that the confidence reposed in the party by Nigerians is not betrayed.”
Uzodimma who was the chairman of the APC campaign council for the Anambra election, also said the decision to challenge the victory of Chukwuma Soludo in the Anambra governorship election will be determined by the leadership of the ruling party and its candidate, Andy Uba.
He added; “Andy Uba’s going to court or not going to court has nothing to do with Mr. President.
“The same electoral act that allows INEC to declare results of an election, also allows aggrieved candidates to seek for redress in court, if they so desire. But every other thing will be the decision taken by the candidate and the party.”
Speaking on his visit to President Buhari, he said; “The prominent among the issues is just the increasing insecurity in the south-east. I know that despite the activities of the bandits and unknown gunmen, recall that the correctional facility in Owerri was broken into and over 1,836 inmates were released.
“Since that time, they’ve been on a rampage, committing all sorts of crimes and there is a need for us to really clean up the state.
“We asked for support with additional manpower and also, I asked for some kind of funding to support the security situation in Imo state and Mr President graciously approved.”