- Governor Hope Uzodimma has claimed to be the reincarnate of the former governor of the state, Samuel Mbakwe
- The Imo state governor noted that both he and the late Mbakwe share a lot in common
- According to Uzodinma, the prayers of Imo state people was answered following his emergence as governor
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Imo state governor, Hope Uzodimma has said that he is the reincarnate of the first democratic governor of the state late Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe popularly known as Dee Sam.
Uzodimma who revealed this in an interview with Saturday Vanguard after marking 100 days in office, also noted that he has passion and compassion for the real people just like Mbakwe.
According to the governor, God answered the prayers of Imo state residents with his emergence as the governor because he and Dee Sam share a lot in common. Uzodimma further said that he has a clear vision for his agenda concerning Imo state which is honest and result-driven.
The Imo state governor added that in a few month's time the people will see this vision translate into infrastructures that will permanently change Imo state's economic landscape.
He went on to note that Imolites will confess that an improved, better and digital version of the former Imo state governor has come on board.
He said: "In my own case those who knew me before I became governor in 2019 , exactly 30 years after Mbakwe, will tell you that I have enormous compassion for the poor. People can testify to that. I am also not estate crazy so I don’t have a background of either estate acquisition or expansion.
In a way, I can say that I am De Sam Mbakwe’s reincarnate. At the end of the day, I can assure you that our people will confess that an improved, better, and digital version of Dee Sam Mbakwe has come on board and they will give glory to God."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Imo state governor has been rated below average by the people of the state as he marks 100 days in office.
A survey conducted by the Centre for Digital Information and Communication Management Incorporated (CDCMI), noted that the governor is quite unpopular in the state and will need more than a 100 days to endear himself to the people.
CDCMI, a consortium of public relations, communication, management and public education professionals, led by renowned professor of information & communication technology, Professor Vincent Abara, conducted the survey across 15 local governments in Imo state.
The survey was hinged on the following factors - acceptability, transparency, stakeholders engagement, due process, health infrastructure, local government administration, preparedness and general overview of governance.
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