A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), a legal luminary of international repute, and former Attorney General of Imo state, Prof. Francis Dike (SAN), has joined other eminent Imo citizens in reacting positively to the recent victory of the former Deputy Speaker of House of Representatives now Governor-elect of Imo state, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, congratulating and admonishing him to handle Imolites with care, caution and dexterity.

Prof Dike while reacting to the well deserved victory of Ihedioha,yesterday in Owerri, enjoined the Governor-elect to realize that “Imo people are republicans”.

The elder statesman and Chairman of Orlu Elders’ Council, observed that, “it is difficult to express impromptu, the state of hopelessness, Imo people were plunged into the last eight years”.

He further stated that, “suffice it to state that Rochas Okorocha destroyed buildings, markets, finance, labour and civil service, organizations, judiciary and education”, in the course of his rescue mission agenda.

The former Attorney General in sympathizing with the in-coming Governor for the herculean task ahead of him, expressed optimism that with the willing hearts and co-operation of those who voted him to power, he will succeed in res-establishing Imo, or as Ihedioha himself puts it “rebuild Imo”.

Concluding, Prof. Dike urged Emeka Ihedioha to tackle the task with manly heart, stating “I am positive; he can win the hearts of Imo people by greatly reversing the injustices of the past”.