The Senator Hope Uzodinma, who rigorously emerged as the authentic governorship candidate for All Progressive Congress, APC, for the 2019 general elections, last Wednesday 14th Nov.2018, triumphantly returned from Abuja with the party ticket after serials of crisis emanated from the outcome of the party Guber primaries held in Imo State.
On his arrival at the Sam Mbakwe Imo International Cargo Airport crowd from across the 305 wards and 27 LGA’s of the state trooped out in mass numbering over one million especially members of the party, friends of Senator, his political supporters and almost all the members of Imo APC Coalition Group expressed satisfaction and delight to receive Sen. Hope Uzodinma, whom they described as the hope of the people of the state.
The party standard bearer whose candidacy was overwhelmingly cheered by the mammoth crowd at the Airport while addressing them at his campaign secretariat along Owerri/Okigwe road thanked all and sundry for their support.
“I am ready to offer to you Imo people the best of good governance in 2019 as your next Governor if you give me all your electoral support and mandate. I will not disappoint you. The era of my family business as Governor is gone. You, people, know my style and of course, there would be no more hunger, none payment of worker’s/pension arrears. I will wipe out poverty in Imo, good/ quality roads, and necessary social amenities shall be put in place. It will massively engage the youths with visible job opportunities. I will create an enabling environment where foreign investors would be attractive”, says Uzodinma.
Sen. Uzodinma, therefore, promised to deliver Imo APC as a candidate by giving them victory in the next year’s polls.
“APC under my watch must win elections. I will not abandon my party. We shall collectively build a stronger APC before and after the election exercise. I am dedicated and ready to serve Imo State as their Governor in 2019 because God has given me his divine mandate to restore and liberate the State from the evil and wicked hands of Gov. Rochas Okorocha, whom he described as the outgoing Governor of the State” he pointed out.
Meanwhile, Rev. Canon Emmanuel Agoha, of the St. Michaels and All Angels Anglican Church, Worldbank Area, Owerri, and his congregation religiously conducted a short service on behalf of Sen.Hope Uzodinma even as the cleric used the praying opportunity to congratulate the Senator for emerging as the party candidate of Imo APC.
The Vicar of St. Michael’s in his sermon preached that “when the righteous are on the throne, the people will rejoice”.
Rev.Agoha, further charged Sen.Uzodinma to remember Imolites for their general welfare, if elected as Imo State Governor.
The man of God in his prayers for the Imo APC Guber flagbearer, Uzodinma, beseeched God to give him the strength to defect all his opposition members and rivalries ahead of the next year’s general elections.
“You will surely survive the race and the battle of the forthcoming election exercise with the victory, the man of God prayed and said congratulations to Sen.Uzodinma”.
Another Royal blessing was bestowed unto Sen.Uzodinma by the Traditional Ruler of Obinaugwu in Orlu LGA, ImoState, HRM Eze Dr.Cletus IIomuanya, who enjoined him to go and leave up to the leadership expectation of Imo people, if he becomes Gov. Rochas Okorocha’s successor, come 2019.