- The Imo state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, says the main focus of his administration will be to restore the dignity of the state
- Ihedioha notes that only positive, productive and progressive stories will be told of the new Imo state when he assumes office
- The governor elect promises that his administration will represent the interest of all the people of Imo state
The Imo state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, has said the state would no longer be the laughing stock of Nigeria as his priority will be the restoration of the dignity of the state when he resumes office.
Speaking at his maiden press conference since his election as governor of the state on Thursday, March 14, Ihedioha said only positive, productive and progressive stories will be told of the new Imo state when he begins his administration, The Sun reports.
“Our priority will be reclaiming the dignity of our people. We shall no longer be the laughing stock of Nigeria as only positive, productive and progressive stories will be told of a new Imo. Imo has always been known for the right things, with a huge reserviour of human capital waiting to be exploited for a great leap forward," he said.
The governor-elect promised to represent the interest of all the people of Imo state and urged the people to unite in the pursuit of the common good.
“My fellow citizens, I will be governor to all Ndi-Imo both those who voted for us and those who did not. No part is greater or more important than the other. We are equal stakeholders in the Imo project and must therefore ensure that our people are united in the pursuit of the common good. I am certain that with all hands on deck, we shall achieve the Imo of our dreams," Ihedioha said.
He said he will set up a transition team that will liaise with the outgoing government to collate and collect information on the state of affairs of Imo state.
Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo says the national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and the party’s governorship candidate, Senator Hope Uzodimma, are to blame for the inability of the party to win the governorship election.
He said posterity would judge the two for their alleged roles in the election, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
In a release issued by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo in Owerri on Thursday, March 14, the governor alleged that Uzodinma worked for Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded elections.
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