Imo State governor -elect, Emeka Ihedioha has said the main priority of his government would be the restoration of the dignity of the state.
He assured the state will no longer be the laughing stock of Nigeria as only positive and progressive stories would be told of the new Imo. He also warned that any financial institution that engages in last minute illegal transactions with the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, would be doing so at its risk.
Ihedioha, who said this, yesterday, at his maiden press conference since his emergence as the governor-elect of the state, said: “Our priority will be the reclaiming of the dignity of our people.
“We shall no longer be the laughing stock of Nigeria, as only positive, productive and progressive stories will be told of the new Imo. Imo has always been known for the right things, with a huge reservoir of human capital, waiting to be exploited for great leap forward.”
Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State has expressed delight at the victory of Ihedioha in the just concluded Imo governorship election.
A press statement signed by the Director-General of the campaign council, Sir Chineme Iheaku, congratulated the governor-elect and described his emergence as a new dawn for the state.
“Ndi Imo have made a fitting choice. Ndi Imo could not have decided otherwise. In the whole pack, Chukwuemeka Ihedioha stands out. As the aphorism goes, “a gold fish has no hiding place.” And so, it was with Emeka Ihedioha. He is gold fish. He has no hiding place, and Imo people had no much difficulty locating him,” the statement read.
Also, Imo State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Sir Okey Ezeh, has congratulated Ihedioha, on his victory.
The congratulatory message was contained in a statement signed by his media aide, Collins Opurozor, which was made available to newsmen, yesterday.
“Imo people have no illusion about the trivialisation of governance in our state and the untold misery it has brought. They urgently await the reordering of priorities and a regime of diligence, fiscal prudence, compassion, credibility and rapid socio-economic transformation.”