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How Igbo businessmen raised N1bn to support Tinubu’s presidential bid – Uzodimma

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 How Igbo businessmen raised N1bn to support Tinubu s presidential bid Uzodimma
Orji Kalu and Uzodimma during Tinubu’s visit to Imo

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, has revealed that some 2,000 South-East (Igbo) businessmen, have donated the sum of N1 billion to support the campaign of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

Director of Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Council, Mr. Bayo Onanuga, stated this in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja.

But Uzodimma, who disclosed what happened in Owerri, when Tinubu visited for a town hall meeting between with business leaders in the region, said membership of the group was drawn from the five states of the region.

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The governor 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.”

The spokesman for the group, Emeka Mbude, said the group believed in Nigeria and was committed to her peace, adding that members contributed N500,000 each, because they believed in Tinubu, after reading his Action Plan for Nigeria, saying where an Igbo man put his money, he put his heart.

Responding, Tinubu pledged to introduce technology in the clearing of goods at the ports that would render unnecessary the checkpoints on the roads and also promised to run a government where all Nigerians were treated equally.

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