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2 reasons why Gov Uzodinma’s commissioner is confident his boss will secure a second term

About to two years into the administration of Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, the Governor’s commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba is very confident his boss will secure a landslide victory if a governorship election were held now because of his good performance.

According to the Vanguard, Mr Emelumba, listed the completion of 46 road projects and relative peace in the state as some of the Governor's notable achievements so far. He berated immediate predecessor, Emeka Ihedioha, who was removed by the supreme court, for saying the PDP will reclaim the state from the APC in 2023. He faulted his administration, saying he did not execute any meaningful project during his 7 months as Governor. He said if the supreme court had not removed him from office, his administration would have made former Governor Rochas Okorocha’s administration looked like a saint.

One may begin to wonder why the Governor’s commissioner is very confident about the chances of his boss securing another term in office despite his seeming unpopularity among the Imo people because of the way he became Governor.

Aside from the fact that he listed some of the achievements of his principal which may boost his chances of getting another term in 2023, there are two other reasons why I think Governor Uzodinma’s commissioner is confident he will secure a second term.

First, is the power of incumbency of the Governor. In my opinion, it will be recklessly bold to just wave away Governor Uzodinma’s power of incumbency in securing another term simply because of his alleged unpopularity among the people of his state. Though there are few cases where an incumbent Governor has been defeated at the polls, however, in many cases, incumbent Governors have always come out on top.

Secondly, his political party is the ruling party at the centre.

Enjoying the goodwill of the Government at the centre is a major advantage that can also help Governor Uzodinma secure another term in office.

The collaborative effort of the federal and state governments during elections so their political party will not lose any ground to the opposition should not be underestimated even if the odds stacked are against them.  

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