Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has been commended by citizens of the state living in other parts of the world for the quality of leadership he has provided so far in the state.
The commendation was made by Imo Diasporas Support for Senator Hope Uzodinma which said that Governor Uzodinma has shown that he was prepared for the task of governance before he was given mandate by Imo people.
The national coordinator of the group, Chief Nnanna Okere gave the commendation through a statement on Friday which he sent to ALSC from Finland.
According to Chief Okere who coordinates the group’s activities in the US, Europe and other parts of the world, the commendation came to celebrate with the Governor and Imo people on Nigeria’s Democracy Day.
Chief Okere also took time to mention some of the areas of Uzodinma’s giant strides to include construction of many roads in Owerri and other parts of the state, welfare of workers and pensioners, improvement of health sector with particular focus on the fight against covid-19 which he said has led to Imo being one of the least affected by the virus.
The group also commended Governor Hope Uzodinma for his commitment to conducting credible, free and fair local government election in the state, adding that a successful conduct of local government election is necessary to ensure grassroots development which has been lacking in the state before the governor came to office.
The group recalled that the governor recently inaugurated the board of Imo State Electoral Commission (ISIEC) with the appointment of Mrs. Pauline Onyeka as its chairman and tasked.
“Performing the inauguration at the Sam Mbakwe Executive Chambers, Government House, Owerri recently, Governor Uzodimma stated that the new ISIEC is expected to “produce Chairmen and Councillors with political integrity, irrespective of party affiliations. He harped on the need for credible and reliable data for future elections and other statistical needs of the state, especially as it relates to population,” Chief Okere recalled.
“The Imo state Governor has demonstrated leadership which he was well known for even before he became governor by directing the electoral body to put in place infrastructure that would ensure free and fair local government elections, saying that such structure would ensure that only credible and acceptable persons are elected to pilot the affairs of the state at the grassroots where most of the people in the state reside.”
He also commended the Governor for his determination to provide funding and other logistics that will help the electoral body to produce credible and consistent elections that will stand the test of time, while urging the new electoral body to live up to the expectations of the governor and the people of the state.