Uzodimma to Imo people: don’t be discouraged, come to vote on Saturday

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Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma yesterday asked the people not to be discouraged by the outcome of the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections but to come on Saturday to vote in the governorship and state assembly elections.

Uzodimma, who made the appeal after Mass at the Government House Chapel, Owerri, enjoined the people to be more realistic in their decisions, noting that “Nigeria is a National project and there is every need to be part of the Federation.”

He said: “Government is about the people, so, don’t be discouraged because your preferred presidential candidate, or any other candidate for that matter, did not win the last election.

”You should see reasons to come out and vote on Saturday.”

Uzodimma promised to do his best to ensure that the All Progressives Congress (APC) wins the election on Saturday, even as he advised party members to devote time to organise the local government areas for the task ahead.

The governor thanked all those who participated in the presidential election as well as those who did not participate, and proceeded to congratulate all those who won.

On the inconclusive polls, he sought for God’s intervention.

Uzodimma, however, bemoaned a situation where some party faithful, who were given responsibilities, sat on the fence and described the act as sabotage.

He said: “There is nothing to gain by sabotaging the system already put in place for success of a programme.”

The governor said that those who withheld resources mapped out for elections, or went to a corner to hide showed the highest level of sabotage and appealed to all not to sabotage themselves, because “both God and government see such bad behaviour.”

He thanked clerics for their fervent prayers that made it possible for people to come out and vote and urged them not to relent “because it is not over until it is over.”

The Nation

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