- The emergence of Imo state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, continues to generate reactions
- A group known as the League of Imo Professionals in Lagos state has hailed the election of the former federal lawmaker
- The group said with Ihedioha's emergence, the era of propaganda has come to an end in Imo state
The League of Imo Professionals in Lagos state has hailed the election of Honourable Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state, describing it as victory for the Imo people.
Mr Obi Anyawu, the spokesman of the group, which played significant role in the realisation of the change of leadership in the state, said “the victory is for the people of Imo.”
Speaking in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday, March 12, Anyawu said that Imo had suffered untold neglect and underdevelopment in the last eight years.
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His words: “The outcome of the poll caused a wild and sporadic jubilation among the Imo people all over Lagos.
“We are happy that the era of propaganda has come to an end in Imo. We are relieved that the awaited time, according to the Holy Book has come to the state in our own time.”
Anyawu regretted that the state “has not known any meaningful development under the outgoing administration.
“We are happy that the peoples choice has come in the saddle,” he said.
The group charged Ihedioha not to take the people’s mandate for granted, saying that he should “endeavour to fire from all cylinders and give the state the much expected growth.”
He said: “Imo parade the best of human capital but that endowment has been suppressed by bad leadership, which brought untold hardship and misery to the people.
“Posterity will not be kind to us if we do not act to change the tide of time for good.”
The group congratulated Ihedioha on his landslide victory and urged him to “hit the ground running.”
It assured him of the people’s support, adding that the league of Imo professionals at home and in Diaspora would give him the necessary support to succeed.
Meanwhile, the Rivers state council of traditional rulers has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare the result of the guber poll in the state.
The monarchs specifically asked INEC to declare all verifiable results on units and ward bases, adding that only compromised results should be discountenanced by the electoral commission.
The royal fathers made their stance known, on Monday, March 11 at a press briefing addressed by their chairman, the Amayanabo of Opobo, King Douglas Dandeson Jaja.
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