The former President stated this when he visited the Imo State Governor at his country home in Mbutu, in Aboh Mbaise local government area of the state alongside some notable national leaders
A report had it that Obasanjo was in the state to celebrate the 90th birthday celebration of an elder-statesman, Chief. Mbazuluike Amaechi which held in Owerri, Monday.
The ex-president while speaking said, “Some of us have said, you have what it takes to make this State one of the leading states in our country”.
“I believe that God who made you Governor of Imo State this time will give you the knowledge to do what needs to be done for Imo State, to make it one of the leading States in the country. While congratulating you on your electoral victory, I pray the Almighty God to enable you to govern well.”
“Having eminently served as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, you are eminently qualified to make Imo State one of the best States. You have to bring to bear your wealth of knowledge and extensive contact to the service of Imo State and the South East”.
The President General Ohaneze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, while speaking commended the former President Obasanjo for his statesman role in the country by remaining apolitical.
Nwodo added that Obasanjo comments fairly on important issues affecting the country, particularly on Igbo Presidency.
Nwodo said, “there is hope and a new beginning for Igbo nation with the quality of leadership provided by Governor Ihedioha. We have a Governor who is humble, experienced and who is not afraid to appoint people who posses more academic accomplishments than him or those who have more exposure in governance than him.”
“In Governor Ihedioha’s government, you have former ministers serving as commissioners and as Chairmen of various committees”.
The Governor of Imo State while responding to the comments, stated that his administration is working on building the state and his efforts are already yielding significant results.
Ihedioha added that he will not disappoint on its promises to the people of Imo State.