By Jennifer John
Ahead of the presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC), two aspirants; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Ekiti State Governor, Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Friday visited Imo State, in continuation of their tour of states in the country to lobby delegates for votes during the primary.
Speaking during the visit, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo pointed out that the country was facing numerous challenges, meaning, at a point when Nigerians should be careful in electing people to lead the country.
“Most of us who are coming forward to offer ourselves for the number one position in our country, especially within our party, come with a sense of urgency and awareness of the weight of the burden of the office.
“We are concerned about issues of security, economy, among others. And we are looking at ways of improving and moving forward, to what has already been done and what is being done by our present leadership”.
Fielding questions from newsmen after interfacing with the delegates, Dr. Fayemi made it clear that one of his topmost priorities will be to restore security of lives and properties to the country.
“I gave a declaration speech on the 4th of May and I articulated a vision of transformation for the country, in which I emphasized the importance and critical need for security and stability in the nation and I explained how I think I will be able to build on the gains and effort of the present leadership in the country.
“I then also underscored the need to address the triggers of insecurity, poverty and inequality”.
In his separate remarks while hosting the visitors, Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma assured them that Imo State is their home and that at the D-day, the state delegates will do the needful.