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The Commissioner for Homeland Security and Vigilante Affairs in Imo State, Dr Ugorji Okechukwu Ugorji, has predicted a landslide victory in Mbaise land for Governor Hope Uzodinma in the forthcoming Guber polls.
According to Ugorji, who spoke to journalists in his office in Owerri yesterday, the impact of the governor’s policies and programmes has helped in tilting the scale in his favour among the electorate and come November 11, 2023, the three Local Government Areas that make up the Mbaise nation would be set to give the incumbent Governor a landslide victory.
Ugorji is considered one of Governor Uzodinma’s most trusted aides. He fully supports the governor’s vision and mission and is dedicated to ensuring his re-election. Ugorji, a technocrat turned politician who was educated in America, hails from Aboh Mbaise LGA.
Some stakeholders have credited the Commissioner’s refined personality for the swing in the political leaning of the majority in the area from the opposition to the ruling APC, particularly in Aboh Mbaise and in Mbaise in general, as he is regarded as a trusted point man for Governor Uzodinma in the area.
Nze Julian Nwogu, the immediate-past APC Chairman of Aboh Mbaise, described Dr. Ugorji as a new breed politician, who is refreshingly averse to the old ways of political gamesmanship and has brought reforms into the political space of Aboh Mbaise.
‘I was the one who welcomed him to the party in 2015. Not only did he help the APC campaign in 2019, he has brought transparency and accountability to the way we play politics, especially in the handling of responsibilities and public funds,’ the former party Chairman said.
Speaking also, Hon Alex Elugwraonu, one-time elected Councillor for Uvuru Ward 2 in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area, opined that Dr. Ugorji’s character is exemplary, pointing out that he is a leader who leads by example. “He is honesty par excellence. If he is with you, he will swim or sink with you, even when everyone else leaves,” Elugwaraonu said.