From Everest Ezihe, Okigwe
In spite of the criticisms of opposition political parties in Imo State accusing Governor Hope Uzodimma of All Progressives Congress, APC of masterminding the spates of insecurities terrorizing the Eastern Heartland State for months now, HRH Eze Oliver Ohanwe has given the Governor a clean slate on anything concerning insecurities.
Eze Ohanwe disclosed this while speaking as Chairman, Okigwe Global Elders Forum, OKGEF during a well attended Civic reception ceremony organized by Ndi Okigwe in collaboration with the Forum last Saturday at Okigwe Township Stadium for Governor Uzodimma, in appreciations of the Governor’s tremendous development and transformation of the Senatorial zone in the last 3 years.
According to the revered traditional ruler of Ihim ancient kingdom in Isiala Mbano Council area of Imo State ” people accusing you,(Governor Uzodimma) of masterminding insecurities in the State are economical with the truth. They are just playing dirty politics. Your hands are clean. You are just like what happened in biblical Job 1 vs 7 “and the Lord said unto Satan where cometh thou ? Then Satan answered the Lord and said from going to and fro in the earth and from working up and down in it,”. Up on all these temptations of Satan, certainly, the Lord has assured you of victory” he insisted.
The Chairman further revealed that the Okigwe people are in convenant with the Governor and have resolved to support his Government as patriotically adopted true son and leader of the zone.
He commended the Governor for working harmoniously with some illustrious sons of the Senatorial Zone like High Chief Tony Chukwu (Onweghi ihe kariri chineke ), Prof. Maurice Iwu, the Speaker Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Emeka Nduka, the Secretary to Imo State Government, Chief Cosmas Iwu and His Excellency, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim among others.
Eze Ohanwe whose speech received resounding ovation from the mammoth crowd and the dignitaries, further reiterated the resolved of the Senatorial zone to give the government of Senator Hope Uzodimma maximum support and cooperation because of love and compassion the Government have shown to the area and her people, interms of unprecedented infrastructural developments and transformations.
The Royal Father recalled the Governor’s candidacy and emergence as he revealed to him after his 40 days prayer and fasting in 2018 that God has ordained him for the liberation of Imo.
Ohanwe said he was among those the Governor firstly made the revelation known when he attended Church Mass at Catholic Cathedral Okigwe, saying that LOGOS and REMA. Having entered into covenants with God before now as in God he reposes his trust and confidence in building his administration.
Responding, Governor Uzodimma who attended the occasion with his wife, Barr. Chioma as well as who’s who in his Shared Prosperity and 3 R mantra administration including the Deputy Governor Prof. Placid Njoku, Chief of Staff, Prince Nnamdi Anyaehie among others was overwhelmed with the support, encomium, reception and hospitality accorded to him and his entourage.
The Governor who applauded the organizers for their show of love and patriotism to his administration noted truth as being bitter but must always be told.
He agreed with Eze Ohanwe’s statement of adopting him as true illustrious son of Okigwe senatorial zone by repeatedly saying, he is from Okigwe Zone and feels their pains as one of their own.
According to Governor Uzodimma “am from Okigwe Senatorial Zone of Imo State. The interest of the State is very critical in my administration. I am one Governor who understands the interest of the State politically and traditionally. Okigwe people deserve more than they are asking. Certain critical things are begging for attention in the Zone and I will never disappoint them, at least for the love and support they have shown in our government.
The level of insecurities in recent time in the area are unprecedented and the State Government has surely risen to the challenges” he assured.
The Governor also said it point blank, that the state government owes the people the social responsibilities of ensuring that they sleep with their two eyes closed by protecting their lives and properties.
He assured the people of continual governing them with the fear of God and brotherly love, insisting never to disappoint them in their great expectations of visionary and purposeful governance.
Among the highlights of the occasion was conferment of “Eze Chinyere” chieftaincy title to the Governor and his wife by traditional rulers of the 6 Local Government Areas that constituted the senatorial zone and was officiated by HRM Eze Emmanuel Okeke, MFR Chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers with Eze Ohanwe directing the proceedings.