The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has been urged to address marginalization and discrimination in the South East of the country.
The Governor of Ebonyi State, Davi Umahi, who spoke on Thursday at a town hall attended by Tinubu, political elites and regional activists in Owerri, Imo State, said that since the end of the civil war, the Igbo have continued. to be shortened
Umahi said: “As we welcome and align with you, it is important to ask you to address this issue as you become the next president of this country by the grace of God. There are certain attitudes that have continued to elude Ndigbo since the end of the civil war. It is our hope that your presidency to address this issue when you emerge as the next president of this country by the grace of God.”
The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, said the people of the South East decided to join the APC and make Tinubu the next president of the country.
A group of activists from the region reportedly collected N500,000 each and realized over N1bn to support Tinubu’s presidential bid.
Former Imo State Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, described Tinubu as a “warrior who won the pre-war battle”.
The immediate past governor of Anambra State, Nkem Okeke, said he did not make a mistake by joining the APC in 2021, adding that Tinubu would be the next president of the country.
Tinubu, while responding, said that if elected in the 2023 elections, his administration would usher in progressive governance.
The former governor of Lagos State declared that he and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, were the best for the country and vowed to fight theft in government.
Responding to Umahi, Tinubu said: “Your Excellency, the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, I have heard you very clearly. Our government will address the issue of marginalization and segregation.”
He added, “I will bring progressive governance; forward-looking governance, not to take us back to yesterday. My government will support entrepreneurs and stop exploitation. We are thinkers and doers. We will encourage larger production in Owerri and Aba, establish and modernize existing centers across Nigeria.
“Outside Lagos, my administration will fight corruption, boost local production and increase the country’s production demands. We will use Nigeria’s potentials to realize progress, industrialization and electricity. The more we consume, the more we produce.
“We will reduce theft in governance. We will tackle insecurity in Nigeria. We will address the issue of marginalization and separation. Although languages and languages are different, but we are in brotherhood. I believe in the unity of our people.
“Good return on investment. My government, our government will consist of people from all segments of this country. Religion and tribalism, not our problem. We will prove wrong those who want to see us divided.”