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Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma has thanked supporters following his re-election over the weekend stressing that win has vindicated him.
The Eastern Updates recalls that Uzodinma had became the governor of Imo State in 2020 following the Supreme Court nullified Emeka Ihedioha’s victory.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate as the winner of the Imo governorship election after he cleared all 27 local government areas of the South-East state. He said the latest victory shows he actually won the Imo governorship election back in 2019 but was cheated until the Supreme Court came to the rescue.
‘This victory is very dear to me because it is vindication that the same God who did it before will do it again,’ he said during a thanksgiving service in Owerri, the state capital, on Sunday.
‘My good people of Imo State, I am humbled and honored by your overwhelming support in yesterday’s election,’ he added.
‘Your trust in me to continue leading our dear State is both inspiring and deeply appreciated. Together, we have achieved a resounding victory and I am committed to delivering on the promises made during our campaign.’
In a related development, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has joined the league of well-wishers in congratulating Governor Uzodimma on his re-election.
His caption read, ‘I hereby congratulate my brother and the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Hope Uzodinma, for emerging victorious in Saturday’s gubernatorial election.’
‘I am glad that Governor Hope Uzodinma was returned by the good people of Imo State after a convincing victory over his opponents as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission at the poll.’
‘Governor Hope Uzodinma’s re-election affirms his administration’s good performance in the last four years. I believe strongly that he was re-elected because he delivered beyond the expectations of the Imo people during his first term.’
‘The real winners at the end of the day are citizens of Imo State because they have re-elected a “talk and do” governor. The victory is deserving. It is an assurance to us that the APC government at the state and national levels is doing something right. We know there are areas of improvement and we are determined to ensure that we give Nigerians the best they deserve.’
The All Progressives Congress candidate, Uzodimma, clinched the election with an impressive 540,308 votes, leaving Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party in second place with a total of 71,503 votes.