Uzodinma appoints self Imo commissioner for lands

Uzodinma appoints self Imo commissioner for lands

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has taken on the role of commissioner for lands in the state. This decision was revealed by the governor on Tue

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Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has taken on the role of commissioner for lands in the state.

This decision was revealed by the governor on Tuesday, April 30, during the inauguration ceremony of 24 newly appointed commissioners at the Government House in Owerri.

Explaining his decision, Governor Uzodinma stated that this self-appointment is intended to prevent the recurrence of past incidents.

He referred to a previous commissioner who was involved in contentious land transactions towards the end of his first tenure as an example.

Uzodinma in November 2023 won the Imo governorship election for a second term in office by a landslide.

He secured the majority of votes cast after sweeping all 27 LGAs in the state.

The All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate polled 540,308 votes to beat Samuel Anyanwu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 71,503 votes; and Athan Achonu of Labour Party, LP, who secured 64,081 votes.

Some of the local governments Uzodinma won are Ideato South, Onuimo, Okigwe, Orsu, Ihitte Uboma, Mbaitoli, Owerri municipal, Nkwerre and Ahiazu Mbaise.

Abayomi Fashina, returning officer of the Imo gubernatorial poll, declared Uzodinma the winner of the election.

Uzodinma became governor of Imo State in January 2020 following a Supreme Court verdict that nullified the election of Emeka Ihedioha.