Astute businessman and a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Imo State, Prince (Dr) Alex Mbata has described the working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Imo State as worthwhile and commendable.
A statement released by his media office in Owerri, described the visit of Mr. President as timely and appropriate, because it demonstrates the commitment of the All Progressive Congress, APC led Federal Government, to ensure all round development in the South East region.
According to the statement “President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Imo State, where he is expected to commission some projects by the Shared Prosperity Administration of Governor Hope Uzodimma, is an attestation or reflection of his resolve to support developmental efforts beneficial to the people, not only in Imo State, but in the South East.
“President Buhari’s working visit to Imo State also signposts the development strides achieved by Governor Hope Uzodimma barely two years in office.
Mbata advised Imolites to look at the positive gains of the visit of Mr. President.
“We should look at the positives of the working visit of Mr President and not resort to mudslinging, all in a bid to discredit the gains inherent from President Buhari’s visit to Imo State”
He commended Governor Hope Uzodimma for spearheading the visit of Mr. President to Imo State, the first working visit by a Nigerian President to Imo State in the past 13 years.
Part of the statement read “The South East region has reaped immensely from the Muhammadu Buhari led administration considering some key and major projects embarked on in the region, such as the second Nigeria Bridge, the renovation of some key and critical Infrastructure and other developmental projects across the region”
Mbata noted that the APC remains the surest route for Igbo nation, to realize a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.
“And the only way to achieve this feat is for the South East to embrace the APC ahead of the 2023 general elections” the statement concluded.