Why Imolites should re-elect Uzodimma for second term – Chike Okafor

The member representing Okigwe South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon Chike John Okafor has declared that the Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma deserves to be re-elected by the people of the state to continue his massive people-oriented projects.

Okafor, who insisted that there is no vacancy at the Imo State Government House in Owerri, urged those aspiring to govern the state to step down for the governor in the interest of the people of the state.

Okafor made the declaration in a motion he moved on Wednesday at a stakeholders’ meeting held at the state Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owerri.

The motion which sought the consensus candidature of the state governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma on the platform of the APC was unanimously adopted by stakeholders at the meeting.

 In his motion, the federal parliamentarian submitted that Governor Uzodimma has performed creditably having executed many developmental projects within his short stay in office despite challenges confronting the state.

He listed such challenges to include insecurity which he said is the politically contrived and the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining that reelecting the governor is in the best interest of the state. 

According to Hon Okafor, the people of Imo State had never witnessed the kind of unprecedented transformation going on in the state under Governor Uzodimma.

He disclosed that the people of Imo State would want continuity and consolidation of the giant strides of the Uzodimma-led administration.

As a result of this, federal parliamentarian declared that the Imo State Government House is not vacant and advised those nursing gubernatorial ambition in the state to shelve the idea and wait for 2027 when Gov Uzodimma would have completed his second term of office. 

The stakeholders meeting was attended by the state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, his Deputy, Prof Placid Njoku, commissioners, special advisers and sole administrators of local government areas.

Also in attendance were members of the State Executive Committee of the party, local government area party chairmen, women leaders, secretaries, youth leaders, ward chairmen, members of the National and State Assembly, members-elect of the state and National Assembly and former Governor Ikedi Ohakim.

The rest were Prince Lemmy Akakem, Chief Charles Amadi, Ambassador Greg Mbadiwe, Rtd General Sunday Chikwe, Chief Jerry Chukwueke, Rt. Hon Ernest Ibejiakor, Chief Marcon Nlemigbo, Chief E. J. K Onyebuchi and Hon Dan Nwafor.

In their separate speeches, the National Vice Chairman of the APC, South East, Dr. Ijeomah Arodiogbu, the former Governor of Imo State, Dr Ikedi Ohakim, elder statesman, Dr E.J.K Onyebuchi, General Sunday Chikwe (Rtd), former State Chairman of the party, Chief Marcelinus Nlemigbo and Hon Daniel Nwafor described the governor as courageous, development-driven, visionary, compassionate and illustrious in the service of the state.

Earlier in his speech, the State Chairman of the APC, Sir Macdonald Ebere eulogized the governor for transforming the state and making the party popular, attractive, vibrant, and united.

He assured the governor of the continued support of the party to his administration. 

In his remarks, Gov Hope Uzodimma expressed satisfaction with the leadership of the party in the state and reassured of his commitment to quality service delivery to the people of the state.


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