The President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ahmad Lawan, has advised the Igbo in the South-East region to join mainstream politics by taking advantage of the opportunity provided by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government.
Lawan spoke in a statement issued by his aide during a thanksgiving/interdenominational service to commemorate the one year in office of Governor Hope Uzodinma, held in Owerri, the capital of Imo State,
According to the senate president, Governor Uzodinma had achieved so much in one year because he had taken politics beyond the South-East to the centre.
“Today, we are celebrating one year of his governorship in Imo State. The National Assembly is here. Let me say the presence of the Vice-President, representing the President, and all the governors here is a very clear testimony of his (Uzodimma) relationship with the centre of Nigeria.
“He (Uzodimma) doesn’t waste time in looking for opportunity like this and the result is what you see. You have so much intervention. He has achieved so much in one year because he does not play his politics only in the South-East.
“He has taken his politics to the centre as well, and therefore, I will take this opportunity to appeal to our people in the South-East; grab the opportunity to be at the centre of Nigerian politics.
“APC administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is so willing, so liberal and forthcoming to support every part of Nigeria to make sure that Nigeria is evenly developed.
“What we are witnessing here in Imo will be replicated in Ebonyi. We hope by the Grace of God, Anambra is coming on board. We are expecting Abia to be on board. And of course, we are hoping to bring Enugu on board.”
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