A stalwart of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), legal luminary and a member of the Ihedioha Campaign Council, Barrister Chidi Nwuke has urged Imo people to be patient with the Ihedioha administration stating that the new governor will straighten rules and laws bent by the past administration so that things will be exposed and take their normal shape.
Speaking exclusively to our reporter,yesterday, Barrister Nwuke who was an aspirant to the Federal House of Representatives for Orlu,Orsu and Oru East in the just concluded elections, contended that Ihedioha is ready and willing to satisfy the people’s demand. He however pleaded that they give him time.
On the agitation by some interest group and Imo leaders,Nwuke opined that probe of the last government is an archaic way of doing things.
“When the laws and rules are straightened everything will fall into place and those who tampered with the law and public property will be exposed,” he stated.
The lawyer who advocated for patience from all Imolites to enable the new government settle down, was optimistic that Chief Ihedioha and Engineer Irona will surely deliver.
He declared that we are in a new dawn and that it will take dexterity, care, caution and wisdom with patriotism to address the myriads of wrongs of the past administration in eight years.
Reacting to a statement credited to the former Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha, that the elites have once more come to take over Imo and that the masses will suffer as the target is to impoverish the people, the lawyer cum politician used an Igbo adage to illustrate that Imo has tasted the former PDP government and APC administration, hence, are better judges of the two.
Nwuke added that Imo needs a welfarist administration with capitalist orientation but not a populist government where wheel barrow pushers and almajiris are turned into contractors and construction engineers in a state that is full of qualified professionals.
He called on the new government and the people of Imo State to be vigilant and guard their environment as Okorocha and his herdsmen have bent most of the rules such that Imo State can be described as a place infested by locusts in the past eight years and that it needs tact to weed the farm and urged the people to assist the new governor, who he observed has come with lots of experience but only needs “a team ready to work with the people”.
He emphasized that the Ihedioha administration will start from the scratch to build a new system from the community level to the local governments. He called for the people’s co-operation and concerted effort with the new government to rebuild Imo not a situation where one man beats the drum, does the dancing and cheering.
The erudite lawyer was of the opinion that Imo State has outgrown the era of empty populist programme where young ones and their parents are promised “free education” that mass produced un-qualified and un-employable unskilled manpower that tends to resort to sorts of crimes.
Regarding the immediate past administration, the prominent community leader re-iterated that when the rules and laws are straightened, all persons will be expected to be accountable for their roles either in land sales or acquisition.