By Hope Uzodimma
I am so humbled by the enormous show of love from my lovely wife, my family members, associates, Ndi Imo nile, friends and well wishers who gathered yesterday to celebrate my birthday, including those who sent in goodwill messages and calls.
This year has been spectacular due to the intervention of God in our fight against insecurity in our State.
The relative peace we have achieved so far, has been complementary to the milestones we have recorded in developments across the State.
This, to me, is worth more celebrating and I thank you all for by your support, they were achieved.
While thanking God for his magnanimity and grace, I pray for his continued guidance and wisdom in service to our dear State even as I appeal for your continued support to my good intentions of transforming our dear State.
In a very special way, I appreciate the presence of my very good friend, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi CFR, the Ooni of Ife, who made out time to join us in Owerri for the celebration, may your reign be long Kabiyesi.
To my amiable wife, H.E. Chief Barr. Mrs Chioma Uzodimma, I love you dearly and to my family members, associates, Ndi Imo nile, friends and well wishers, I adore you all and pray for God’s grace upon you always.
@views exclusive rights: Hope Uzodimma, Governor, Imo State, December 13, 2022.
Just yesterday, at the St. Thomas Moore Catholic Church, New Owerri, I admonished the actors and players of insecurity in the State to redress and embrace a peaceful and lawful course but unfortunately, they chose to persist in their venture by attacking the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Owerri this morning.
Kudos to the Nigerian Police Force and other security agencies for the collaborative effort in foiling the attack. While some of the attackers lost their lives, some were caught alive and investigation has commenced even as I have charged the Police authority to be swift and prudent in unraveling details behind this attack.
In a related development, I commend the joint security team in the State for their prompt response and success in rescuing the Craneburge Staff who were abducted from construction site, along the Owerri-Okigwe road, on 9th December 2022. It is quite unfortunate how some people chose stagnation against progress. The contractors are working for the good of everyone and it is expected of the people to offer hospitality and not hostility to them.
I am indeed elated at these successes by our security agencies today. The security network and intelligence across the State has been beefed up to guarantee the safety of all throughout this season and beyond.
Yes, we have achieved a lot in restoring stability in our dear State but so long as the criminals remain unrepentant, we will never relent on our efforts in wiping them all out for the safety and peace of everyone.
@views exclusive rights: Hope Uzodimma, Governor, Imo State, December 12, 2022.