On his part the eldest son of De Sam, Mr Alex Mbakwe thanked Linus for deeming it fit to come and pay homage to them, and encouraged him to keep hope alive as he see the possibility of him becoming the next governor just as his Father.
According to him, one of the secrets of his dad was the love he had for the people and said he will be happy to see a man like Dr Linus Okorie becoming the next Governor of Imo State because he has seen in him the same love he has for his father land. Love was the driven force that made his father to lead the State meritoriously and became poor after.
Linus Okorie promised to leave a quality legacy just the same way De Sam did if elected and that he will lead with honesty and love, because to him, he is not a politician but a missionary in the politics of Imo State and pray that the family gives him their blessing as his dream has come through today. He said:
"I have always been inspired by the legacies of Late De Sam of blessed memory. I am here so as to tap from him blessings so as to continue from where he stopped. Whenever I speak on Leadership in various platforms across the world, I always use him as a reference point. Its sad to note that we have never had anyone like the First Executive Governor of Imo State. I seek the support of great people of Obowo as we seek to make Imo A world class state filled with endless possibilities"
Speaking further, the leadership expert said:
"Give me Government House, Let me transform Imo"
It will be recalled that the campaign train of Dr Linus Okorie on the same day had toured Obowo. He was received at Aguneze before he addressed hundreds of party faithfuls and ardent followers at Community Primary School Umunachi, he also visited the Malaysia Market and Obowo Council of Ndi Eze and Ihitte Uboma LGA in Continuation of his bid to occupy Douglas House come March 9th, 2019.
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