The people of Owerri zone and Imo state at large have described the Servant Leader of Ikeduru, Prince Charles Amadi (Charlvon) in superlative terms for putting up a stellar performance during the Governor’s grand reception organized by Owerri zone people last Thursday.
Charlvon who was the central planning committee chairman of the reception was everywhere at the popular Heroes Square leaving no stone unturned to ensure a successful outing.
Our reporter who covered the ceremony stated that it was an assemblage of political, traditional and musical crème de la crème of Imo state and Nigeria at large including the sensational singer, Flavour who thrilled the crowd with melodious songs.
Reading the welcome address at the event, Prince Amadi said that the idea was to celebrate the divine means through which the Governor emerged and not for mere jamboree.
According to him, the Governor has so far proven his love for the people of Owerri zone, stressing that he (the Governor) deserves more than a reception.
The Eziama-born political giant further urged the Governor to continue to demonstrate his overflowing love for the people of the zone especially in areas of infrastructures and economic development.
He boasted that Owerri zone is rich in hospitality and human resources, little wonder, he argued it is the commercial hub of the state and capital city.
“The purpose of this gathering today is to appreciate the Governor and demonstrate our love for him.
“We will continue to demonstrate a high sense of maturity in accommodating everybody towards the realization of the 3Rs mantra of the shared prosperity government.
“It is our earnest wish, however, that after you complete your constitutional tenure of 8years, that you graciously hand over to an Owerri zone man to continue from where you stopped.
“No doubt, Your Excellency, you have started well. Therefore, we urge you to continue to widen the frontiers of development in the state so that the people will completely feel the rejuvenating breaze of the shared prosperity government.
“The nine LGAs in Owerri zone have shown unalloyed support and solidarity to your government. We promise we will continue to keep the tempo high and the cardinal aims of this government which is anchored on the 3Rs, shall be fully realized.
“In the same vein, I want to use this golden opportunity to wish you, my boss and political ally, a happy 62nd birthday. You shall be exalted to greater height as you diligently serve the people of Imo state whose mandate you hold tenaciously.
“Thank you so much, Your Excellency, for your love for Ndi-Owerri zone. Thank you for pairing with one of our own, Prof. Placid Njoku, the deputy Governor, in recovering the state from the days of locusts. Thank you for honoring our invitation and God bless you,” he concluded.
The chairman of the occasion, Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, while speaking, said that Imo people are blessed to have Senator Hope Uzodinma as their Governor. I must tell you, Hope I’d a good man. He deserves more than just a reception.
“I have known Hope Uzodinma for so long and I can beat my chest to say that Imo people made the right choice in him. He is not a greedy politician. He is generous and accommodating.
“I am an elderstateman and I have given in my best to the development of the state and Nigeria at large. All I do now is to groom the younger ones to grow. Prince Charls Amadi is my boy and I am happy he is doing well both in politics and business.
“Imo is the only state we can gladly call our own, so why won’t we support the government to achieving better result. Let us eschew violence and pull him down syndrome. It has dragged us backward. Igbos are very industrious people who can survive in any part of the world, but why are we not in unity? Let us come together and love one another.
“So I thank the organizers of this reception especially for finding me worthy of being the chairman. It has offered me the opportunity to once again interact with my people.
“Frankly, I must tell you that Senator Hope Uzodinma will fix the state and he has promised me that. I urge you all to continue to support his government because I am convinced that he has come to work,” he said.
Others who spoke at the reception ceremony were the Governor and his deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku, the member representing Ikeduru state constituency, Ambassador Uche Ogbuagu and some Interim Management Committee chairmen.
Conspicuously present at the event was the great leader of Owerri, Prince Lemmy Akakem, Hon. Iyke Njoku who was the secretary of the central planning committee, a handful of commissioners and Special Advisers/Senior Special Assistants all the Interim Management Committee chairmen in Owerri zone among other dignitaries.
Other side attractions were the uninterrupted moment of merriment and praises which followed the arrival of Mr. Flavour, the sensational singer.