The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma says he dedicates his victory in Saturday’s Governorship election to God and the people of the state, “who turned out en masse to vote for me”.
Uzodimma revealed this on Monday in a state-wide broadcast in Owerri.
He said, “I humbly accept the great honor and privilege to serve as your governor for a second term of four years.”
He added that the massive vote for him was “an emphatic vote of confidence” on his performance in office in the last four years.
He said: “I must confess that I am truly humbled and deeply appreciative of every single vote I received across the 27 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
“They all contributed to giving me a clear, historic and unprecedented victory over my opponents.
“This historic statement is a clear confirmation that all the different stakeholders, who had earlier endorsed me for the governorship election because of our superlative performance in office, have walked their talk.
“To all of you, including, but not limited to the youths, women, traders, road transport workers, all other stakeholders, particularly Imo workers, through their different unions, such as the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, the Nigerian Union of Pensioners and the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, I say thank you very much indeed.
“I sincerely appreciate all of you, you have made me proud, indeed.
“It is now my turn to keep my own side of the bargain,” he asserted.
Governor Uzodimma assured the people that he would serve them with utmost honesty and the fear of God.
“I am aware of your desires and expectations.
“In this regard, let me reassure you that I will continue to deliver the dividend of democracy to Imo people under our 3R mantra of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery.
“I will continue to provide a transparent, accountable and transformative leadership to Imo people.
“I will continue to provide an inclusive platform for all Imo people to have a say on how they are governed.
“These are my promises, and I believe this was why you voted for me and I will keep to the promises,” he asserted.