Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma has made a one billion naira contribution to the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, campaign.
Newsonline reports that Governor Uzodimma said the One billion naira fund was in support of the presidential candidate of the APC, Tinubu, whom he believes will move the country to prosperity if elected.
Uzodimma said the one billion was a contribution by two thousand South Eastern businessmen to support Tinubu. The governor made the presentation while speaking at the town hall meeting held on Thursday by Tinubu and South East businessmen in Owerri, Imo State.
Uzodimma said, “I am happy to say our people are fully in support of our Presidential candidate who has come to share his vision and plan for Nigeria and South East today.”
“To support this aspiration the sum of N1billion naira has been raised by 2000 business owners across the South East states,” Governor Uzodimma added.
A spokesman for the group Emeka Mgbudem said the group believes in Nigeria and is committed to peace.
He said members contributed N500,000 each because they believe in Tinubu, after reading his Action Plan for Nigeria. He said where an Ibo man puts his money, he puts his heart.
He, however, asked Tinubu to remove the numerous checkpoints on the roads in the region and also build the roads linking the state capitals in the region.
Responding, Tinubu pledged to introduce technology in the clearing of goods at the ports that will render unnecessary the checkpoints on the roads.
He also promised to run a government where all Nigerians are treated equally.