President Muhammadu Buhari has formally received Senator Andy Uba, the Anambra State gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 6 election.
Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, who confirmed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, quoted the president as saying: “I am happy to formally welcome you. I certainly wish you the best of luck. I’m anxious for your success and will closely follow.”
The candidate was accompanied to the event by the Chairman, Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee of the party and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni; Governors Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, Yahaya Bello of Kogi and Hope Uzodinma of Imo states.
Uzodinma is also the Chairman, Campaign Council for the Anambra November gubernatorial election.
Others at the presidential villa with the candidate were Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation; and George Akume, Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs.
In his remarks, Buni said the APC had been receiving new entrants daily from Anambra State, citing the recent defection of Senators Stella Oduah and Joy Emodi.
He said: “Anambra is ripe for us and we will work together for victory.”
In his remarks, Uzodinma, as Chairman of the Campaign Council, assured Buhari that the message of the APC would be taken to the people of Anambra, “which will translate to victory for us in November.”
He also thanked the president for making the job easier, “because of the integrity and honour you have in Nigeria.
“Your name opens doors for us, and lots of people come into our party today because of it. By the grace of God, we will be successful,” said Uzodinma.
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