In support for Governor Hope Uzodinma’s re-election campaign, a group of prominent individuals and influential friends gathered at the Landmark Event Centre in Owerri, where they collectively donated a staggering N1 billion. The funds are intended to bolster the governor’s ambitions in the upcoming elections.
Among the generous contributors were individuals who donated not only for themselves but also on behalf of their families and corporate entities. Some of the notable donors included Dr. Johnbosco Ozigbo, Sir Bennett Nwokejiobi, Chief Tony Chukwu, Prince Charles Amadi, Eze Imo, and HRM EC Okeke, among others.
Their contributions reflect a deep-seated desire to be a part of Governor Uzodinma’s historical legacy, which they attribute to his outstanding leadership qualities. The governor expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming support, stating, “I feel humbled by the quantum of encomiums this night and more importantly, the quantum of money raised this night. I feel very challenged by the commendations tonight and I think it will provoke a new appetite in me to do more for our state.”
Sen. Osita Izunaso, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the event, underlined the conviction of the governor’s friends that he has demonstrated exemplary leadership deserving of a second term in office. He reiterated their belief in Uzodinma’s achievements, which fueled their collective commitment to his re-election.
General Azubuike Ihejirika (retired), the Chairman of the occasion, extended gratitude to the event’s convener and all of Governor Uzodinma’s supporters. He emphasized that their backing is not just a personal endorsement of the governor but a resounding endorsement of his transformative work in Imo State.
As the governor gears up for the forthcoming elections, the substantial financial support from his friends and well-wishers is expected to play a significant role in his re-election campaign, further solidifying his position in Imo State politics.