Otti visits Sam Mbakwe’s widow, extols ex-Gov of old Imo State

Abia State governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has visited Mrs. Victoria Mbakwe, wife of the former Governor of old Imo State, the late Chief Sam Onunaka Mbakwe, at their hometown in Avutu-Obowu, Imo State.

Speaking during the visit, the governor poured encomiums on the late Mbakwe, describing him as a great and visionary leader whose achievements in the old Imo State remain unequalled.

Governor Otti restated his resolve to embrace the proactive leadership style of the late Icon, which led him personally to different parts of his State, including project sites and having firsthand knowledge of the challenges confronting the people which guided most of his actions in executing projects that people still make reference to till today.

He thanked God for keeping Mrs. Mbakwe alive and in good health, and prayed that she would remain alive to continue to offer sound pieces of advice to the younger generation, explaining that he thought it wise to visit the 87-year-old widow as a mark of honour to her late husband. 

In her response, Mrs. Victoria Mbakwe expressed joy and thanked Governor Otti for visiting her.

Mrs. Mbakwe cherished the visit, noting that it is the first time a sitting governor would visiting her personally since her husband’s passing.. 

She commended the governor for the noble job he is doing in Abia State already, noting that it is an indication that he would work like her late husband, She thus encouraged the governor to always make out time, go round to see things for himself like her late husband did. 

Mrs. Mbakwe further urged Abians to support and prayers for the governor to succeed.

Shortly after his arrival, Mr. Alex Mbakwe, the first son of late Sam Mbakwe, received Governor Otti and members of his team and conducted them round the compound, including the mausoleum of late Sam Mbakwe.

In the governor’s delegation were the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Prince Okey Kanu and his Justice counterpart, Barr. Ikechukwu Uwanna; the first Deputy Chairman, Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Nelson Nmerengwa, among other top government officials. 

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