The elections are over and in little under two months, the guard would change hands and Imo will have a brand new governor in the person of Rt Hon Chukwuemeka Ihedioha.
Against all odds and manipulation, the choice of the people of Imo State has been upheld and all we who love Imo State must do is to put all hands on deck to ensure his administration succeeds.
An old song says Owerri ma nma o’mara la mu na gi. Today I say Imo State ma nma o’mara la mu na gi and for that reason I gave my support to the governor-elect who I would not wish to undergo what I went through in the hands of the enemies of the good people of Imo State all for their selfish ends.
I want to say thank you to everybody who stood by me throughout the long and rigorous electioneering campaign period. It wasn’t easy I must tell you and anybody who joined me through that period deserves every thanks and praises for their steadfastness and support.
I want to thank my dear wife Barr Chioma Ohakim for her love and support. My daughters and most especially my sons Obinna and Emeka who toured the nooks and crannies of Imo State with me.
To my brother Emma is say thank you so very much. You’ve always had my back even when we were growing up.
To the campaign council ably led by my Director General Barr Austine Otuokere and including but not limited to Dr Godwin Duru, Capt David Mbamara, Prof Chinedu Asinu-Anosike (CONA) amongst others I say thank you for your support.
To my brothers and sisters in the diaspora such as Sure Dude who came back to the country and toured Imo with me during the Campaign and Hon Prince David Mattson-Eugene amongst others who gave their time, money and support to our campaign I say thank you. I’m forever grateful.
My media team led by Mr Collins Chibueze Ughalaa did a wonderful job and I also thank those who rendered media services to my campaign free of charge out of love for me. May God bless you all immensely.
I will not forget to thank the young men and women who gave their time and resources to join me throughout the campaign period. Many of you danced on top of moving vehicles, even hurt yourselves in the process. To Igboayaka O Igboayaka, Irobi Darlington, Maazi Obinna Uzodinma Akuwudike, Princess Zara Eberechukwu and many others too numerous, I say thank you so very much. May God bless you all.
I wish to thank Ndi Imo in general. Many of you offered one form of support or the other to me. Many of you gave your prayers, your advice, your time and your money to our campaign and to you I will be forever grateful. I was motivated and encouraged by you every step of the way and I appreciate your love and support.
There are so many names to mention and I cannot mention you all but you all remain dear to my heart and to everybody I say thank you and God bless you immensely.
Like I said before, I’m going nowhere. I full ground. There is a lot of work to be done and it takes you and i joining hands to make sure Imo State moves forward.
Thank you and may God Almighty continue to bless the good people of Imo State.
HE, Chief (Dr) Ikedi Ohakim
Former governor , Imo State
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