Imo state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has given reason behind his not lavishing money on people as he used to since assumption of office as the Governor of Imo State.
Uzodinma in an interactive session with selected media Houses over the weekend enjoined Imo people particularly his friends to bear with his restraint on spendthrift which he attributed to his new position as the governor.
Uzodinma revealed that given the consideration that he would at last give account of all the resources or money he spent while in the office as the governor, he is left with no option than to spend consciously so as to give accurate account of every expense made as Governor.
He however pointed out that as a former Senator and a business man, he had the opportunity of spending out money to people as he wished and would not be accountable to any person but such would not happen as a Governor hence he would give account of every kobo he spent after his tenure.
I have come to govern Imo with every transparency, therefore cautious of expenses, he said.
Reacting to the questions on the ongoing recovery of converted properties of former Governor Rochas Okorocha, the two time senator again revealed that as a governor he has no personal problems with Okorocha pointing out that the present administration which he oversees the affairs as a Governor is only implementing the recommendation of the panel of Inquiry on converted state properties.
Uzodinma who used the forum to receive the new executives of the correspondent chapel led by the chairman, Chris Isiguzo assured them of the continued support of the government.
Those who know Governor Uzodinma for ages appear to be taken aback on his character since his assumption of office as the governor particularly in the area of giving out money.
Uzodinma has been known and described by fans as a philanthropist as well as a man of kindness who giving out money particularly to the needy was part of his hubbies, but these attributes appear to have disappeared since his assumption of office.
Majority of those who supported him during the 2019 Governorship campaigns were people that had been with him for years even before he won the Senatorial election to represent the people of Imo Wes,t and they supported his governorship ambition on same premise that philantropism which he has been known for would be made more manifest as a Governor but became surprised when the reverse became the case.
The appointees are not exempted from this complaint as well as Journalists in the state.
While some of the Appointees who were before not, his political loyalists who he had also provided and cared for financially were thinking that with their appointments, their names would turn into riches are also disappointed as they receive what is strictly due to them as appointees and not the other way round.
Journalists and media practitioners who had known the Governor for his philantropism who on that premise supported his Governorship ambition are also complaining that the Uzodinma they used to know is no longer the one presently at the Government House.
However, with the speech of the Governor, it has become crystal clear to all and sundry that the said Uzodinma they knew while in the senate is same as Governor but has only stopped philantropism to give Imo the best.
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