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Buhari refuses to endorse APC governorship candidate at Imo rally, asks residents to vote for their choice

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged the people of Imo State to vote for candidates of their choice.

Buhari said this during the All Progressives Congress’ presidential campaign rally held at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, the state capital.

Unlike the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who had asked the APC members to vote for the party’s governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma, the President was silent on who they should vote for.

“You can vote for whosoever you want. Do not allow intra or inter-party affairs stop you from voting for the candidates of your choice,” Buhari was quoted as saying.

Speaking on the feud with the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, Oshiomhole boasted that the APC would not need the support of the Action Alliance to deliver  votes for Buhari in the state.

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“Let me make it clear that the APC is not in alliance with any party. We have the power to deliver the President.

“You should vote for Uzodinma as our governorship candidate. Don’t be deceived by anybody. The APC will win in Imo State,” he said.

Buhari also spoke at another rally held in Aba, Abia State, earlier in the day. The President Buhari said he had tried his best to fulfill his promise to revamp the nation’s economy with the limited resources available to his government despite struggle with unstable oil price.

He restated that his administration had been achieved its three core campaign promises which included improving the economy, tackling insecurity and fighting corruption.

He said, “We have tried our best to justify our promise to improve our economy with the resources available to us despite the fluctuations in the price of crude oil within the time we held sway.

“We are fixing road infrastructure, the railway and the power sector and I assure you that if we can get the infrastructure correct -the roads, railway  and power-our economy would stabilise.”

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