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Despite economic hardship, APC has done well for Nigerians – Uzodinma



Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State, who also chairs the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), lauded the All Progressives Congress (APC) for its achievements despite significant economic challenges.

Speaking in Abuja on Monday, Uzodimma emphasized that the APC has delivered substantial benefits to Nigerians. He made these remarks while addressing journalists at the party’s national secretariat following a visit by several PGF members to the party’s leadership. The PGF comprises all serving governors elected on the APC platform.

After a private meeting with APC National Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje, Uzodimma highlighted that the visit aimed to maintain close ties with the party’s leadership. He also expressed the governors’ loyalty to the party and offered condolences to Ganduje, who recently lost his mother-in-law.

“Politically speaking, we don’t need to over-flog the horse. The truth of the matter is that the APC has done very well in Nigeria. What is happening currently is a global economic problem,” Uzodimma explained. He added that President Bola Tinubu’s administration was implementing policies to address the country’s current economic challenges, given the situation he encountered upon assuming office.

“I am very confident that very soon, Nigerians will be jubilant about how he has managed to navigate the waters,” Uzodimma said. The meeting, he noted, was to show solidarity to the party’s national chairman and its other managers. “Those who are serving us, the national leadership of our party, providing services, are managing our party’s day-to-day affairs. They are looking after the policies of the party and are in charge of its administration,” he said.

He added that as members and critical stakeholders of the party, the governors were committed to following and encouraging its leadership as a way of showing support and solidarity. The Imo governor expressed optimism that the APC would emerge victorious in the forthcoming Sept. 21 Edo governorship election, citing the party’s majority status.

“I am the chairman of the PGF, and when I speak, I speak on behalf of my colleagues, 20 governors. A party like APC that is in control of 20 states out of 36, and also has produced a president and members of the Federal Executive Council in the majority. If the election is the game of numbers, it means the majority will win, which the other party can provide or boast of as such an asset.”

Ganduje, in his remarks, expressed satisfaction with the governors’ visit, saying it was a big blessing to the party. He said the party’s leadership was happy and confident in the governors and would do all it takes to maintain a good relationship with them. Ganduje added that because the governors were assisting the party and making it proud as an institution, its leadership would also help to protect their interests.

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