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General News of Tuesday, 14 November 2023


Imo guber: Join my govt – Uzodinma extends invitation to PDP, LP candidates

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has called his opponents in the just-ended governorship election to join him in his quest to lift the state.

According to him, his opponents did not lose but the people of the state won.

He made this known in a broadcast as he extended an olive branch to his challengers.

Uzodinma defeated his two main rivals Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Athan Achonu of the Labour Party.

The former senator delivered an acceptance speech a day after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him the winner of the off-cycle poll.

Recall that a Supreme Court ruling declared Uzodimma the winner of the governorship election when he unseated Emeka Ihedioha of the PDP.

The governor said that his victory on Saturday was from God, who was also responsible for his first-term victory.

“By the glory of God, yesterday, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared me the winner of the election. Since it has pleased God and Imo people to confer that honor on me, I congratulate and commiserate with my brothers who contested with me… in a democratic contest like the one on Saturday, only one person will emerge victorious,” he said.

“I congratulate and commiserate with (my) brothers who contested the election with me.

“They did not lose. I, therefore, call on all of them to come and join hands with me to build the Imo of their collective dreams…”