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Chief Better Joseph Ekeh is an international business man with a vast interest in the hospitality business. The CEO of Alaowerri Restaurant, London and Chairman of Adavinn Executive Inn and Suites in Owerri North-Imo State is equally an astute politician who needs no introduction when it comes to politics in Imo State.
Chief Ekeh who is an All Progressives Congress stakeholder and incidentally, happened to be Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State’s Spokesman in the United Kingdom under the umbrella of CampHope during the 2019 electioneering process, in a media chat with Africa Daily News, New York shared some important information on the recurring chaotic situation in Imo State while reminiscing on his campaign days for the Governor as he reaffirmed his support for Governor Uzodinma.
The London based business executive further posited that the erstwhile serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – Hope Uzodinma is the ‘Imo State Messiah’ and urged Imolites to be patient with the government of Governor Uzodinma that he is working for the interest of the State.
‘In 2019 when Governor Uzodinma joined the Gubernatorial race, I was amongst the very few persons who was very much convinced within my spirit that he was going to emerge the Governor of Imo State regardless of the circumstances. I knew he was the Imo State Messiah to change the narrative we needed to be changed completely’.
The term or name, ‘Messiah’, quickly caught the attention of Africa Daily News, New York and the media team enquired from the business mogul if he was certain that the Governor correctly fit into the Messianic description for Imo State considering the incessant crises in the State, and any possibility for such to eventually stop during the tenure of Governor Uzodinma. And Chief Ekeh once again expressed optimism in the Governor’s government.
‘Well, Imo has always been known to be a very peaceful State with nice and easy going people however I must admit that we are having our own share of the unpalatable situation which is politically motivated by the enemies of the Governor or more appropriately, enemies of the State because the instability in Imo is not only affecting the Governor but virtually all well-meaning Imolites, and my sincere advice to our people is that they really need to exercise patience and trust in the ability of Governor Uzodinma to turn things around for good for the State.
Also, a Messiah doesn’t come in a way that we might like or want. What actually matters is that he brings the much awaited turnaround, and that’s exactly what we are expecting Governor Uzodinma to do and those of us who know his intention are sure that he would definitely deliver.’
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK