A group of businessmen in the South -East geo -political zone have contributed N1 billion to support the presidential campaign of Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress.
Governor Hope Uzodimma announced this on Thursday at the Town Hall meeting in Owerri between Tinubu and business leaders from across the region.
He said the donors were all from the five states of the region.
Spokesman for the group Emeka Mgbudem said the money was contributed by a group of 2,000 businessmen who believed in Nigeria and is committed to peace.
According to Mgbudem, each member contributed N500,000 to make the N1billion because they believed in Tinubu, after reading his Action Plan for Nigeria.
He said “where an Ibo man puts his money, he puts his heart.”
He , however, asked Tinubu to remove the numerous checkpoints on the roads in the region and also build the roads linking the state capitals in the region.
Responding, Tinubu pledged to introduce technology in the clearing of goods at the ports that will render unnecessary the checkpoints on the roads.
He also promised to run
a government where all Nigerians are treated equally.