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I’ll Embrace Igbos Through Dialogue, Same Way I Did When I Was Lagos Gov – Tinubu

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has promised integrate Igbo speaking people of the Southeast through proper dialogue, the same way he embraced them when he was governor of Lagos.

“I believe in the entrepreneurial spirit of the Igbo. I encouraged a lot of Igbo businesses and investments in Lagos and will even do more if I become president.

“If elected, there will be no discrimination, Igbo’s interests will be respected and protected. I will also encourage policies to aid commerce and support South East states to reach their full potential.

“I will engage the leaders of the South East in a heart-to-heart discussion on all issues agitating their minds.”

Tinubu, who spoke at the APC presidential campaign rally in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State today, November 24, stressed: “if elected, I will address all issues and policies that tend to hinder their commerce and enterprise. I will work with businessmen and women and encourage them to make the South East the Taiwan of Africa.”

The APC candidate commended Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi for his excellent performance in lifting the state.

“I commend Governor Umahi for lifting up Ebonyi and for his developmental projects, some of which I commissioned yesterday (Wednesday) and his transformational and impactful leadership,” Tinubu said.

“He has laid a solid foundation for Ebonyi. He remains a good testament to what is possible in Nigeria.”

Tinubu said that if he becomes President, he would work with the government and mechanize the Ebonyi solid minerals sector as well as install processing plant.

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“We will expand Ebonyi agricultural sector and make it one of the largest rice producing states in Africa.”

Governor Umahi acknowledged that Asíwájú Tinubu had always believed in merit and competence, and had demonstrated this in his past record of service particularly when he was governor of Lagos.

“Asíwájú knows the road, we must follow him. He has shown that he loves and trusts Igbo and our people.

“He has been here since yesterday. He slept here in Abakaliki and ate our food. Only a man who loves you eats your food.”

For Governor Uzodinma of Imo State said that there is no more lamentation for the Igbo because they are following the right man to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari.

At the rally which was held at Abakaliki Township Stadium, were APC Vice Presidential Candidate, Senator Kashim Shettima, Deputy National Chairman, South, Barrister Emma Enekwu, representing the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, Host-Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, and the Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Atiku Bagudu.

Also present were Governors Hope Uzodinnma (Imo), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Babagana Zulum (Borno) and Prof. Ben Ayade (Cross Rivers) as well as members of the party’s National Working Committee and National Assembly members.

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