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Otti Calls On Leaders To Emulate Late Sam Mbakwe



The Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, has called on present and future leaders to emulate the leadership qualities of a former governor of old Imo State late Sam Mbakwe.

Governor Otti made the call when he visited the widow of the late Governor, Mrs. Victoria Mbakwe, in their hometown, Avutu-Obowu, Imo State on Saturday.

He described the late Mbakwe as a great and visionary leader whose achievements in the old Imo State are unequalled.

Mrs Mbakwe is calling for Abians to support Otti.


According to him, he advocates for the leadership style of the late Mbakwe which saw him visiting many areas and sites, adding that it was for the same reason that he is always out to see things for himself.

He said that some of the roads he built in Aba and other parts of the State are still standing. He thanked God for keeping Mrs. Mbakwe active and in good health and prayed that she remain alive to offer pieces of advice to the younger generation.

The Governor, who said that he thought it wise to visit the 87-year-old widow of the visionary leader, presented her with some gifts including food items from his wife, Mrs. Priscilla Otti.


Earlier, Mrs Mbakwe thanked Governor Otti for his presence which she said was very important, noting that he is the first governor who came to visit her since her husband’s death.

She commended the Governor for all that he was doing in Abia State, an indication that he would work like her late husband, and advised him to always make time to go round to see things for himself like her late husband used to do.

Mrs Mbakwe implored Abians to always support and pray for the Governor to succeed.

The first son of the late leader, Mr. Alex Mbakwe had earlier received the Governor and his delegation on arrival and also conducted them around the compound including the mausoleum of the late Sam Mbakwe.

Emmanuel Egobiambu

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