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Politics of Tuesday, 3 January 2023


'APC is the winning party ahead of 2023' - Hope Uzodimma declares

Governor Uzodimma speaking at the inauguration of members in Imo State Governor Uzodimma speaking at the inauguration of members in Imo State

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has expressed confidence in the winning achievements of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state and at the national level.

Governor Uzodimma stated this at the inauguration of members of the APC Imo state campaign council in the state capital, Owerri, on Monday, January 2.

While appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari, the Governor listed projects and achievements from the APC-led administration which he said includes the two signature projects.

He listed the projects as the Owerri-Orlu road and the Owerri-Okigwe road which he noted was funded by the state and approved by the federal government for a refund.

Other notable achievements listed are the upgrade of the Federal Medical Centre Owerri to a University Teaching Hospital for the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

The Alvan Ikoku College of Education full takeover by the federal government; signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian Navy for the dredging of Oguta Lake/ Orashi River to the Atlantic ocean.

At the federal level, the governor commended the iconic second Niger Bridge constructed by President Buhari despite the politics of delay by his predecessors.

He, therefore, charged the members of the Imo state APC campaign council on strategic communication with the many achievements of the party to market the platform to Nigerians.

Hope Uzodimma approves 13th month salary for Imo workers

Recall that Governor Uzodimma approved payment of the 13th month’s salary to the state’s civil servants for this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations.

According to a statement signed by the Uzodimma’s chief press secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, and sent to, the governor paid civil servants a 13th-month salary last year.

Nwachukwu disclosed that apart from the 13th-month salary directive, the governor had earlier directed that civil servants, who are due for promotion but have suffered stagnation in the hands of past governments, be promoted and their salaries reviewed upward.