Abia State Governor, Alex Otti has paid a visit to the wife of the former late governor of Imo State, Same Mbakwe, at their hometown, Avutu-Obowu, Imo State.
Governor Otti applauded the effort of the demise in developing the old Imo State.
He described him as a great and visionary leader, whose achievements in the old Imo State remain unequalled, according to Daily Independent.
In a press statement issued by Mr Ferdinand Ekeoma, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Governor Otti restated his resolve to advocate for and embrace the proactive leadership style of the late Iconic which saw him visiting different parts of his state, including project sites personally and having first-hand knowledge of the challenges confronting the people which guided most of his actions in executing projects that people still make reference to till today.
thanked God for keeping Mrs. Mbakwe alive and in good health and prayed that she would remain alive to continue to offer sound advice to the younger generation, explaining that he thought it wise to visit the 87-year-old widow of the visionary leader, as a mark of honour to late Dr. Sam Mbakwe.
In her reaction, Mrs Victoria Mbakwe expressed joy and thanked Governor Otti for visiting her, explaining that she cherished the visit so much because it was the first time a sitting governor was visiting her personally since the death of her husband.
She commended Otti for the noble job he is doing in Abia State already, and stated that it was an indication that he would work like her late husband, encouraging the governor to always make out time to go round to see things for himself like her late husband used to do.