JUST IN!!! Imo Guber: Why I Did Not Endorse Hope Uzodinma in Owerri – Buhari

President Muhammad Buhari has finally revealed why he didn't endorse the governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC, when he held his campaign rally in Imo State.

Alexreports had reported that President Buhari urged Imo people to vote for any candidate of their choice in the forthcoming election.

Speaking yesterday through his spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said his admonition to the people of Imo State to vote according to their conscience in the forthcoming elections was as a result of the mixed crowd that attended the presidential campaign rally in Owerri, the state capital.

Shehu also explained that President Buhari has expressed his support to all candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on which platform he is seeking re-election in the February 16 election.

Speaking to journalists, the presidential spokesman, dismissed insinuations that President Buhari did not show full support for the APC while campaigning in Imo State because of the alleged fractiousness within the party there which has led to disagreements with the state governor, Rochas Okorocha.

He said that the President has assured members of the APC that he is fully behind the party and its candidates in every state of the federation, and campaigns for them wherever he goes.

In his words,

"The massive crowd that gathered to welcome President Buhari in Imo State was made up of not only supporters of the APC in the state, but also supporters of other parties who are united by their love for the President and their desire to see him re-elected, despite the local candidates they support."

He explained that President Buhari's consciousness of this obviously-mixed crowd was the reason why he did not speak only about support for the APC during the campaign, but also encouraged the people to vote according to their consciences.

According to the presidential spokesman, "While President Buhari is fully behind APC, he welcomes endorsements from those who do not belong to the ruling party but is also sensitive to their support for non-APC candidates at the local level."

Meanwhile, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Hope Uzodinma has not reacted to Buhari's statement.

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