George Onyejiuwa, Owerri
The Imo State governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the main priority of his government will be the restoration of the dignity of the state.
He promised that the state shall no longer be the laughing stock of Nigeria as only positive and progressive stories would be told of the new Imo.
He warned any financial institution that is engaged in a last-minute illegal transaction with the outgoing governor would be doing so at its own risk.
Ihedioha who stated this on Thursday at his maiden press conference since his election as governor of the state, said that “our priority will be reclaiming 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 a new Imo. Imo has always been known for the right things, with a huge reserviour of human capital waiting to be exploited for a great leap forward.”
The governor-elect said that his government would be an open and transparent one and that the era of brazenness was over, noting that he would be the governor to all Imo people as they are equal stakeholders in the Imo project.
“My fellow citizens, I will be governor to all Ndi-Imo both those who voted for us and those who did not. No part is greater or more important than the other. We are equal stakeholders in the Imo project and must therefore ensure that our people are united in the pursuit of the common good. I am certain that with all hands on deck, we shall achieve the Imo of our dreams.”
However, he noted that with the level of decay in the last eight years, it was imperative that a redemptive work should start immediately.
According to him, “to kick-start the rebuilding process, I shall set up in the coming days, a transition team with clear terms of reference. This team will liaise with the outgoing government to collate and collect information on the state of affairs of our state. It will recommend the structure of our government. It will translate our campaign promises into actionable executive and legislative policies with clear time lines.”