Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma today received at government house Owerri leaders of the All Progressive Congress, APC, from South East States who had come to brainstorm on politics and development as it affects Ndi-Igbo in the Nigeria question.
Deputy Chairman, APC Governor’s Forum and the only APC Governor in the South East said :
“Today, we received Key leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the South East in Owerri,
The SouthEast region is now more united than ever to work in the interest of the region and with the Federal Government.
As APC South East leaders, we affirmed that the claim of marginalization of Ndigbo is mere speculation and the figment of imagination of those who are not well informed.
The delegation was led by former President of the Senate, Chief Ken Nnamani and included Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyema, Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Uche Ogah, Minister of State, Education, Dr. Emeka Nwajiuba, and Sir Frank Ibezim.
Other important persons who were in attendance at the meeting include the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prof. Placid Njoku, the Chairman of APC Imo State, Chief Marcellenus Nlemigbo and APC apex leader in the South East, Chief Tony Chukwu.
Members who were not at the meeting were excused.
As brothers, we discussed politics and development pertinent to our region and people. We affirmed that the APC government in Imo State is the gate-way to integrate Ndigbo into the National political and socio-economic grid as well as the policy frame work of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The APC Igbo leaders in the South East are properly equipped to direct and guide the Igbo to ensure that whatsoever is due to us from the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will get to them.
The leaders from the South East are on a wider consultation to ensure that the South East embraces and integrates into what is coming from the Federal Government through proper alignment with its policies and programmes for the greater benefit of the people.
On the chances of the Igbo occupying the office of the Nigerian President in 2023, I emphasized that what should bother the Igbo is Nigerian President of Igbo extraction and not Igbo President of Nigeria.
South East is part of Nigeria, South East leaders exhibit all qualities and capabilities for good governance and as such believe that APC as the ruling party in Nigeria will make the right decision at the appropriate time.
These and more were part of our deliberations.
I thank them for the visit and honour done to Ndị Imo.”