Ahead of the 16th February presidential and National Assembly elections, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday enjoined Imo State electorate to vote candidates of their choice, irrespective of political or religious inclination.
He said what should be uppermost in their consideration is continued unity, cohesion and corporate existence of the nation.
The President stated this at a one-day All Progressives Congress presidential campaign rally held in Owerri, the Imo State capital, which was attended by many chieftains of the party, including the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole; the ministers of Labour/Productivity and Transport, Chris Ngige and Rotimi Amaechi respectively.
Others are the former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; Governor Rochas Okorocha and the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Senator Hope Uzodimma, among others.
The President, who reaffirmed his resolution to fight corruption in the country, said that apart from achieving food security and improving the economy, he had also tackled insurgency in the country.
He assured his listeners that he would continue to be receptive to the yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians, despite the economic recession.
In his speech, Oshiomhole dismissed insinuations of conspiracy against the Southeast by the Federal Government, contending that the President had been fair to all sections of the country in political appointments and in the provision of infrastructure.
He also said that there was no alliance between APC and any other political party in Nigeria.
Also speaking, Governor Okorocha commended President Buhari for his administrative prowess, but regretted that people who never helped to place the party on a sound footing in the state had been allowed to hijack it.