Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has said the election of Blyden Amajuruonwu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, in the just concluded by-election for the Ngor-Okpala State Constituency signalled the liberation of the constituents from many years of political bondage.
The Governor spoke on Sunday at the Government House Chapel Owerri where he expressed gratitude to all those who participated in the campaign and election that produced Amajuronwu as another APC member in the Imo State House of Assembly.
Governor Uzodimma said the Ngor Okpala by-election was very important because the people have stayed too long without a voice at the State House of Assembly.
He therefore thanked God “for liberating the people of Ngor Okpala from the hands of those who have held them hostage for a long time.”
“I thank God for life, for his love and for victory, and I congratulate Imo people for the good health we have continued to receive from God.”
The Governor also expressed his thanks to the security Agencies in Imo State “for always rising to the occasion in the face of difficulties to ensure they bring relative peace and calm to the state.”
Governor Uzodimma who was elated at the outcome of the Ngor Okpala election, recalled how APC, under his watch, recorded victory in past by-elections that saw Hon Princes Miriam Onuoha and Senator Frank Ibezim of the Okigwe North Federal Constituency and Imo North Senatorial Zone elected.
“Ngor Okpala people understood the message that they have been deceived for a long time and decided to take their faith and destiny in their own hands.”
He therefore enjoined Imo politicians to quickly come to terms with the realities that God gives and protects authority, noting that under him as Governor of Imo State “God has returned Imo State to political stability and sustenance.”
‘’God in his infinite mercy is gradually opening our eyes to see him and appreciate the fact that the Shared Prosperity government is ordained by God.”
He then asked those who are still fighting the God instituted Government in Imo State to sheathe their sword and avoid fighting God.
“Instead of wasting their time and resources fighting God-given power and authority they should use same to improve the life and wellbeing of Imo State and her citizens.”
Governor Uzodimma further admonished them to embrace the new order, as Imo State under his watch will not be intimidated.
“To be Governor or His Excellency, the person must have excellent character and exhibit excellent personality. In addition, the person must try to justify the confidence the people have reposed in him.”