Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has showered encomium on the late Chief Sam Mbakwe, stating that it was the former governor that mentored him politically. Gov. Okorocha, who stated this in an interactive meeting with leaders of Obowo, the local government origin of the former governor of old Imo State, added that it was the late Sam Mbakwe that laid foundation of development in the state which successive administrations failed to sustain.
“Today, I am glad to meet with leaders on the particular local government that produced the man that laid the foundation for the development of our state. Let me state it clearly, that it was De Sam Mbakwe that mentored me politically and I believe that he would be happy wherever he is today to see his political son doing exactly what he did for our state. My only regret is that governments that came after Mbakwe failed to sustain the pace and that’s why I decided to condescend to rescue our state”, Gov. Okorocha said.
The governor reiterated his commitment to drive the development of the state to a higher level, adding that his administration has designed an action plan that would ensure a speedy transformation of the state. Gov. Okorocha promised that his administration would not marginalize against any local government but will definitely ensure that dividends of democracy are spread across the nooks and crannies of the state in the spirit of equity and fairness.
He assured the people of Obowo that his government has perfected plans to end the lingering legal tussle that has kept the Avutu Modern Poultry moribund to ensure that the establishment is revived and repositioned for optimal productivity. Gov. Okorocha further disclosed that his administration would give industrialization a priority to ensure wealth creation and massive job opportunities for the unemployed youths in the state. While soliciting for their support and prayers, Gov. Okorocha also enjoined them to queue into the vision of the fourth- tier government which is aimed at fast – tracking development and agriculture at the rural level.