Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state has reiterated his intention to mobilise the South East for the victory of the presidential candidate of the All progressive congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
This was as the president and founder of the Omaluegwuoku Progressive Initiative (OPI), Hon. Ginika Tor, assured that Tinubu was a detribalised leader.
The duo spoke on Monday at the inauguration of national, zonal and state executives of the OPI and the unveiling of Igbo-Kwenu for Asiwagu/Shettima, a brain child of the organisation at the Sheraton hotels and towers, Abuja.
The OPI had toured the six geo-political zones of the country to sensitize the people ahead of the election.
Represented by Chief Jimmy Imo, Governor Uzodimma said Tinubu had the leadership credentials to win elections, lauding Ginika Tor, a federal commissioner at the federal character commission (FCC) for her efforts.
In her remarks, Ginika Tor said the people of the south east will vote massively for Tinubu.
“Ndigbo will vote wisely this time considering their experience in the past years, where they constantly gave their votes to PDP only to be betrayed at the end. You can recall the statement of our candidate, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, he said that he is not a parrot but an eagle, and so we decided to honour persons that have demonstrated the strength of an eagle in our political spheres”, she said.
In her presentation, the Guest Speaker, Sen. Binta Masi Garba, recalled her affinity with the Igbo via marriage, urging them to vote for Tinubu.
The Special Guest of Honour, Dr. Betta Edu, APC National Women Leader also enjoined the Igbo to vote for Tinubu, saying he would give all section the region a sense of belonging.
Member of the Lagos State Assembly and the Co-Deputy National Coordinator of Igbo Kwenu 4 Asiwaju described Tinubu as a detribalised Nigeria who would empower Ndigbo if voted into power.
Those awarded by ABAT Africa Eagles at the event were Uzodimma, Barr. Chioma Uzodimma, Senator Oluremi Bola Tinubu, Senator Binta Masi Garba, Dr. Betta Edu, Chief Felix Idiga, Hon. Dayo Isreal, Hon. Imaan Suleiman, Sen. Sabi Abdullahi, Mrs. Dayo Benjamin Laniyi, Barr. Festus Keyamo, Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu GNG and Dr. Lee Akin Badeji.
Also decorated were their patrons which included Hon. Kayode Bawa-Allah, Hon. Moses Anaughe, Hon. Ogbologho, Hon. Ben Nwoye, Engr. Jennifer Uzor, Barr. Bisi Idaomi and Hon. Jennifer Oguzie.