President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday openly urged the people of Imo State to vote for candidates of their choice in the coming election in the state.
He countered the party’s National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who had earlier asked the APC members to vote for the party’s governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma.
Buhari said, “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.”
“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.
At another rally held in Aba, Abia State, earlier in the day, Buhari said he had tried his best to fulfill his promise to revamp the nation’s economy with the resources available to his government despite the sharp drop in oil price.
He urged his critics to judge his government based on current economic realities.
He insisted that his administration had been able to deliver on its three core campaign promises which included improving the economy, tackling insecurity and fighting corruption.