Senator Hope Uzodinma

Despite the pervading ban on social gathering of persons at a particular venue at above 5 in number, the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, yesterday swore in his newly appointed Transitional Committee Chairmen (T.C) for the 27 LGAs of Imo State. The ceremony which is coming more than three months after he was sworn-in took place at the State exco Chambers of Government House Owerri.

Apart from the appointees, the swearing-in ceremony was witnessed by top government officials including the Secretary to the Government of Imo State, Cosmas Iwu, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Barr Nnamdi Anyaehie, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Comrade Oguike Nwachukwu and the Commissioners and Special Advisers (SA) especially Ruben Emele on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Others include the Board of the Governors SAs and SSAs which are about 50, in number all of who defied the ban on movement go attend the occasion.

While administering the oath of office on the T.C Chairmen, the Governor assured on efficient service and democratic dividends delivery and challenged the appointees to carry their people along by ensuring equitable distribution of amenities and empowerment facilities.

He barred the new T.C Chairmen from operating from their Owerri residences and charged them to relocate to their various communities from where they must attend to work regularly. They are as follows:

1. Bar. Emma Njoku – Aboh Mbaise

2. Chief Larry Obinna Chikwe – Ahiazu Mbaise

3. Chief Francis Onyeberechi – Ezinihitte Mbaise

4. Barr Chidi Okechukwu – Ehime Mbano

5. Olemgbe Chike – Ihitte Uboma

6. Hon. C.C Ihejirike – Obowo

7. Mrs. Nkechi Mbaonu – Okigwe

8. Charles Mathew Ijezie – Onuimo

9. Chika Okoroike – Isialla Mbano

10. Gloria Mbadiwe – Ideato North

11. Mayor Obinna Nweke –  Ngor Okpalla

12. Ambrose Nkwodinma – Owerri municipal

13. Chukwuma Ikeaka – Ideato South

14. Enyioha Okechukwu – Owerri West

15. Frank Onyejiaka – Nkwerre

16. Kenneth Uka –  Isu

17. Emeka Iheanacho – Njaba

18. Cosmos Iwuagwu – Nwangele

19. Mrs. Ifeoma Ndupu – Orlu

20. Hon. Uchenna Osigwe – Orsu

21. Nze Nyerere Ogbonna – Oru east

22. Hon. Emma Mazi – Oguta

23. Amadioha Marcel – Ohaji/Egbema

24. Willie Okoliegwo – Oru west

25. John Eke – Mbaitoli

26. Engr. Lams Ibeh – Owerri North

27. Mr. Tony Jude Iwuamadi – Ikeduru


The Governor also reiterated that other committee members for each LGA will be announced later.

Meanwhile,some lawmakers who spoke to this reporter on condition of anonymity  faulted the swearing-in carried out by the governor on the grounds that the TC chaimen where never screened by Imo Imo State House of Assembly.They claimed that they were not referenced at all,letalone inviting them for screening as provided for by the law.