Sequel to the recent victory of the Imo State Governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha (CON, KSC), at the Governorship Election Tribunal, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has warned those distracting the Rebuild Imo administration with frivolous litigations to desist from their ignoble antics and allow the Governor whose emergence it described as divine and an act of God, aimed at liberating the state from several vices, including insecurity, chaos, infrastructural decay and socio-economic quagmire and stagnation, to do the needful.

The Coordinator, Zone B of NANS, comprising the entire South East and South/South States, Comrade Godson Okereke (Aluta Bishop), expressed these views while addressing newsmen in Owerri, over the weekend, said, “the tribunal’s affirmation of Chief Ihedioha’s victory is not a surprise because he had the goodwill, support and loyalty of the majority of Imo people, especially students and youths, who aside from their numerical strength, are the ones that make things happen. Besides, well meaning Imolites, who were dissatisfied with the poor and inept performance of the immediate past administration in the state that unleashed suffering, pain and hardship on the people, cried to God for liberation. It is obvious that Governor Ihedioha’s emergence is God’s positive response to the fervent prayers of his people”.

Continuing, Aluta Bishop said, “it is also gratifying that, less than four months into his tenure, the veil of gloom, despair and uncertainty that formerly enveloped the state, has been neutralized through his people-oriented governance. For instance, civil servants in the state, who were paid 70% of their salaries for over 3 years, now receive 100% of their salaries, verification of pensioners is almost being concluded and they will soon be paid, many youths from the three senatorial zones have been empowered with ICT training and other skill acquisition programmes, while some responsible youth and student leaders are already occupying vantage positions in the Rebuild Imo government”.

“Nigerian students have resolved and hereby warn detractors, fifth columnists, their sponsors and cohorts to accept the tribunal’s verdict in good faith and join hands with the Governor who has, in view of his monumental achievements so far and his well articulated blue print of action shown capacity, and zeal to build the Imo of our collective dream. If they fail to heed this wise counsel, they will be seen as enemies and clogs in the wheels of progress by Nigerian students. They will also be treated accordingly whenever and wherever they are seen in any of our campuses”.

“We also assure the Ihedioha led Rebuild Imo administration of our unalloyed support and loyalty. We will also be the first to call the government to order, if it derails”.

NANS commended the judiciary “for being bold, firm and courageous in the face of all perceived and subtle persuasions, manipulation and intimidation. This landmark judgment has reaffirmed the fact that the judiciary, is indeed the last hope of the masses”.

Responding to a question, Comrade Okereke, said, “NANS identified with Ihedioha from the onset. After assessing and evaluating all the governorship candidates, we decided to mobilize and sensitize the electorate on the need to vote massively for Governor Ihedioha, because of his antecedents, impeccable track record and achievements as a former legislator. We also came to Imo State enmasse to cast block votes for him and protected our votes, hence his resounding victory”.

The vibrant activist and articulate student leader Comr Godson Okereke (Bishop) called on the people to key into the vision and mission of the Imo State government and support it’s programmes and policies, irrespective of political affiliations.