BY: IKENNA ORIOHA
Governor Emeka Ihedioha has promised to hit the ground running on assumption of office as the new Governor of Imo State.
In his Inaugural speech after he was sworn in as Executive Governor of Imo State, he said he has designed a template to guide him rebuild the State positively to enable all persons of Imo State extraction benefit and have a new lease of life. He said he will implement the blueprint contained in the report of the Technical Commitee.
As part of hitting the ground running, the Governor vowed to overhaul social institutions in the State: health, education, power, as well as create employment, pay pensions and salaries, etc and create an enabling environment for economic opportunities targeted at making life bearable for the people.
The Governor did not spare his predecessor, former Governor Rochas Okorocha. He accused him of impoverishing the people via greed, kleptomania tendencies, hatred, wickedness and incompetence.
” We will do what is right to Imo State and Imo will be revived, prospers again. I promise to be sincere, accountable with complete dedication to the service of the State, but God on our side we shall prevail, to restore faith and confidence in governance.
“We will not leave a day to set to work, hit the ground running.For politics, election is over, development now begins” he said.
He thanked God for his Grace in making him Governor to liberate the people from bad rulership and appreciated the people for democratically electing the PDP into office to superintend the affairs of the State.
Ihedioha was sworn in as Governor alongside, his Deputy, Gerald Irona at a ceremony witnessed by a mammoth crowd held at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.