- Emeka Ihedioha has been sworn in as the sixth executive governor of Imo state
- The new Imo state governor was sworn in at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, by the chief judge of the state, Paschal Nnadi
The Imo state governor elect, Emeka Ihedioha, has been sworn in as the executive governor of the state.
The Nation reports that Ihedioha was sworn in at the Dan Anyiam Stadium in Owerri, by the chief judge of the state, Paschal Nnadi
The new governor was reportedly sworn in on Wednesday, May 29, before a large crowd shortly after his deputy, Gerald Irona, took his oath of office and allegiance.
He will be beginning his tenure as the sixth governor of Imo state.
Meanwhile, Emeka Ihedioha, has said he would step on toes in his style of governance. Ihedioha disclosed this in Owerri, on Tuesday, May 28, during the Ahiajoku Lecture held in preparation for his swearing-in ceremony.
According to Ihedioha, stepping on toes is necessary to do the right thing, adding that his government will run a focused administration aimed at addressing the disturbing issues affecting the people of the state.
In a related report, the Imo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, of leaving the state with a liability of N300 billion. According to Imo PDP, Okorocha incurred over N100 billion debt and abandoned projects worth more than N200 billion across the state.
The Imo state PDP publicity secretary, Damian Opara, was reacting to the claim by Okorocha that he was leaving over N42 billion for the incoming administration of Emeka Ihedioha.
According to Opara Okorocha’s claim was unverifiable, baseless and a bad precedent for the Imo government.
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