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2023: Ngige, Nnamani, others meet over Igbo Presidency

Some leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in South-East on Saturday met to deliberate on Igbo Presidency and present a united front ahead of 2023.

The meeting which took place at the Government House, Owerri, had Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, five Ministers from the region, a former Senate President, and member of the National Caretaker Committee of the party, Dr. Ken Namanni, in attendance.

Speaking to newsmen after the closed-door meeting, Uzodinma said the leaders resolved to support President Muhammadu Buhari and ensure that the people pf South-east continue to enjoy government’s benefit.

He added that the leaders were more than committed to work harmoniously with the Federal Government for the overall benefit of Ndigbo.

According to the Imo governor, the leaders were more than committed to strengthening the APC in the zone so as to make it a party of choice for Ndigbo.

He disclosed that Imo is the gateway of APC to the South-East, adding that the ultimate goal of the leaders was to ensure that the people of the five states of the region derive maximum benefits from the Federal Government.

Nnamani, on his part, said the choice of Owerri for the meeting was strategic because, as the only APC state in the region, Imo provides the launching pad for the APC in the South-East.

According to him, the leaders came to show solidarity with the only governor the party has in the region and to congratulate him for making the APC proud through his laudable projects.

Ngige assured the people of the South-East that those of them in the federal cabinet were alert to their duties and that everything due to the people of the region will get to them.

He announced that two rail projects had been embarked for the region and that work would soon commence on them.

The ministers at the meeting were Minister of State for Education, Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba; Minister of Labour, Dr Chris Ngige; Dr Ogbonaya Onu, Minister of Technology; Mr. Uche Uga, Minister of State for Mines and Steel, Development, and Geoffery Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Olugbenga Ige

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.

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