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General News of Sunday, 12 November 2023


President Tinubu provided fatherly guidance for my reelection – Uzodimma

Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma

The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma, who was declared winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in the state, has urged his major contenders, Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party and Athan Achonu of the Labour Party to move the state forward.

Uzodimma who spoke in Owerri, the state capital on Sunday shortly after he was declared the winner of the poll, said that his next four years in office would hugely benefit the state.

The governor said that he was grateful to the people of the state, the security agents and the staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) “for the rules they played in ensuring a peaceful election in the state.”

He thanked President Bola Tinubu for supporting his reelection bid.

Uzodimma said "I am humbled and honoured by your overwhelming support in yesterday's election. Your trust in me to continue leading our dear state is both inspiring and deeply appreciated.

"Together, we have achieved a resounding victory and I am committed to delivering on the promises made during our campaign.

"As we embark on the Next Level of Shared Prosperity, rest assured that your interests will remain at the forefront of my administration. I extend a hand to my fellow contenders from other parties, urging them to join me in a united effort to build and uplift our one and only dear state. In the spirit of inclusivity, we will operate a government that transcends political differences for the benefit of all.

"I express profound gratitude to every member of my team, our great party and every citizen of Imo for your unwavering support. Our State is progressing because of your collective efforts.

"I commend the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its officials for ensuring a fair and neutral electoral process. I also appreciate the dedication of the security agencies in maintaining peace during the exercise.

"A special thanks to the leader of our great party, President Bola Tinubu, for his fatherly guidance throughout the electioneering period. Together, let us continue the journey towards a more prosperous and inclusive Imo State.

"Thank you, Ndi Imo, for your trust and confidence. Our shared future is bright and I am committed to leading us to greater heights."

The PDP and LP candidates had since rejected the outcome of the election and called INEC to cancel the election.