By Martin Nwoko
Imo state Governor-Elect, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has assured the people of Imo state to serve as a Governor for all. The newly elected Governor stated this yesterday in his Owerri residence, while briefing journalists on his preparedness to serve the state as their Governor, when sworn-in on the 29th of May, 2019. He also warned all those intending to have official government transaction with the out-going Governor to desist from such to avoid consequences of such illegal transaction.
The seasoned legislator and administrator who had represented Aboh Mbaise/Ngor federal constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, but rose to the office of Deputy Speaker in the 7th House, thanked all Imolites, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), artisans, teachers and many more for the mandate given to him and his Deputy, to govern the state. He stressed that his victory belongs to all and that his administration, Owes Ndi Imo an unalloyed service, which they will be proud of. He also thanked security agencies for their Commitment in ensuring peaceful co-existence of all throughout the electioneering period.
The Governor-Elect, who won on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), also applauded the efforts and sacrifices made by all PDP faithful and reminded them that their efforts will not be in vain.
While unfolding his plans for Imo state, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, promised to run a transparent and all inclusive government that will centre on due process, as against what played out in the out-going administration in the state. He also extended his hand of fellowship to his fellow contestants, who lost out in the gubernatorial election to accept his olive branch and patner with him in uplifting the state from it’s pitiable condition to an enviable height.
The Governor-elect caution all Imolites not to listen to other things that will divide the state, but engage themselves usefully in things that will unite the state the more for development to come in.
The Aboh Mbaise born accomplished political gladiator hinted that the priority of his administration will be to reclaim and restore the dignity for which Imo people are known. He equally reminded all to accept that election is over and that it is time to get to work through the social contract he entered into, with Imo people.
He further hinted that in the coming days, he will set up a transitional committee of men and women of high pedigree, who will work with the out-going administration to ensure smooth transition of power and as well make recommendations, where necessary.
He promised to revive all the technical colleges in Imo state, and as well industrialize the state to create more job opportunities that will engage the youths, in order for them not to indulge in social vices that may affect their future.