By: JOHN ASIEGBU
The Okigwe Elders Forum (OKEF), a socio-cultural organization of Okigwe Senatorial District, has revealed its preparedness to accord the governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma a warm grand reception in no distant time.
The Chairman of the Forum, HRH Eze Dr. Oliver Ohanwe, disclosed this at a meeting of stakeholders of the zone held in Ehime Mbano Local Government Area on Saturday, November 19 to perfect arrangements in respect of the approved but yet to be scheduled reception.
Ohanwe, who is also the Chairman Governing Council of Benjamin Uwajumogu College of Education, Ihitte/Uboma, said that Uzodimma has carried the Okigwe Zone along in the massive infrastructural revolution going on in the state under his watch.
He disclosed that Okigwe Zone has seven commissioners serving in the government of Uzodimma.
The traditional ruler underscored the need for all Okigwe indigenes to reciprocate the kind gestures of the governor by trooping out en masse to accord the governor and his entourage a rousing reception during the visit.
Also speaking, the host of the meeting, Chief Tony Chukwu, said Governor Uzodimma had done for Okigwe Zone, what other governors could not do.
The apex political leader of the zone eulogized Governor Uzodimma for awarding the contract for the construction of Owerri-Okigwe Road, saying that his predecessors shied away from the road despite its deplorable condition.
He also commended the governor for dualizing the Owerri-Orlu Road as well as flagging off the construction of Owerri-Mbaise-Umuahia Road, saying that the governor has given Imolites dividends of democracy through solid road construction across the three zones of the state.
He urged the people of the zone to support the governor for more democracy dividends.
In his remarks, the Secretary to the Imo State Government, Chief Cosmos Iwu, called on the people of the zone to support the government of Uzodimma, stressing that a bird at hand is worth more than a million birds in the bush.