AHEAD of May 29 swearing in, Imo State Governor elect, Emeka Ihedioha has inaugurated a hand over committee to plan for the ceremony. Inaugurating the committee, Ihedioha explained that the planning committee was different from the transition committee, earlier inaugurated.
He explained that while the transition committee has the responsibility of drawing the roadmap of development for Imo State, the planning and handover committee would only organise and liaise with the outgoing government ahead of May 29.
According to him, “it is a great honour to inaugurate the planning committee ahead of May 29. I will like to say that Imo people trusted their mandate to us in a keenly contested election. “Under our watch, Imo will rise again. Our government will be a government of due process. This committee is charged with the responsibility of liaising with the outgoing government ahead of the May 29 swearing in and handover ceremony.”
He added that the work of the committee is voluntary and no government money will be involved. “In those days, if there are preparations, we wait anxiously, that is why we want this inauguration to come quickly, and you have been selected to make us happy. Through you, we will make the first statement that PDP, has returned back to Imo.”
Speaking at the event, the former Governors of Imo State, Achike Udenwa and Ikedi Ohakim, called on stakeholders of Imo State, including leaders of town unions and all Imo people to support the incoming governor, Emeka Ihedioha to succeed in making the state regain its lost glory.
The duo described Imo State as “a war-ravaged zone,” noting that “Ihedioha cannot succeed without the support of Imolites and critical stakeholders.”
On his part, the governorship candidate of Accord Party (AP), Ikedi Ohakim, added that he observed a decline in moral value and severe political corruption in the state. He commended those in the committee and advised them to watch their tongues, saying that what Ihedioha needs most is prayers for him to succeed. “Let us bring value to this administration. Those in court should withdraw their cases. Investors do not come to a state that has so many litigations,” he said.