Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has insisted that next year’s general election would determine whether the people of his state accepted him.
Uzodinma said this while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday.
He noted that his responsibility is to convince the people of Imo to vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, during the 2023 general elections.
“I belong to a political party. I have the responsibility to convince my people that my party has the best programmes for the country. I will convince voters,” Uzodimma said.
“Let me take the programmes of my political party to my people; let me market the programmes of my political party to my people.
“Let the election come, let my people vote. Then, the outcome of the election will determine whether they accepted my party or my candidate.
“The presidential election is an election for a Nigerian President, not an Igbo President…Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the candidate of APC to be President of Nigeria, not President of Igbo, or Yoruba or Hausa,” he added.
In the race which some analysts have described as a three-horse contest, is Tinubu; Obi; as well as Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, who was Nigeria’s Vice-President between 1999 and 2007.