Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari and seized the opportunity to intimate him on how his administration is working to better the lot of all Imolites.
The governor also informed the President of his administration’s readiness to ensure a free and fair election in Okigwe Senatorial zone bye-election coming up in October 2020.
Speaking with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja after after a closed-door meeting with Buhari, Uzodinma said the emergence of presidential candidates for 2023 general elections should not be on a tribal basis.
He said: “We are practising partisan democracy, not tribal democracy. So, the emergence of presidential candidates will come on a party-by-party basis, not tribe-by-tribe basis.”
Uzodimma dismissed the emergence of presidential candidates along tribal or ethnic lines, but argued that leadership of each political party has the sole responsibility to determine that.
According to him, “If there are some other internal factors that will form part of the considerations for parties taking decisions, of course, that will be entirely the job of the leadership of those political parties and I think that is the right thing to do.”