Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has urged the people of South East to back all the programmes and policies of the Federal Government.
Governor Uzodimma made the call on Tuesday in Government House, Owerri while briefing news men on the outcome of the audience he had with Chief Nnia Nwodo, the President General, of Ohanaeze Ndigbo , an apex Socio – cultural organisation for the people of South East geopolitical zone .
The Governor revealed that they agreed that for Ndigbo to forge ahead in Nigeria and attract development into the zone, they must be seen as being united and that Ohanaeze is favourably disposed to Igbo unity and indeed Nigerian, adding that Ndigbo as a people and South East as a region must hook unto the national grid, and work in partnership and support all Federal Government policies for the overall interest of the people.
The Governor assured that Ndigbo have more to gain by working with the government at the centre and urged Ohanaeze to take it upon itself to preach the message of hooking unto the national political grid.
Responding,Chief Nwodo, who said he was in Owerri on a routine consultation, commended Governor Uzodimma for the effective management of the security situation in his state while advising citizens of the State on the need to join hands with the governor in realising his vision of securing their lives and property.