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Two thousand businessmen from the South East region of Nigeria have contributed N1 billion to support the campaign of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma made this known on Thursday at the Town Hall meeting between Tinubu and business leaders in the region.

He said membership of the group was drawn from the five states of the region.

A spokesman for the group Emeka Mgbudem said the group believes in Nigeria and is committed to peace.

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He said members contributed N500,000 each because they believe 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.

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