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Barely two weeks to the handover of reins of governance of Imo State from Governor Rochas Okorocha to Governor elect, Hon Emeka Ihedioha, the inauguration and handover committee of the Governor elect has raised an alarm, alleging there is no commitment on the part of the outgoing government to complete the process that will lead to a smooth handover on May 29.
The Committee in a statement signed by Emeka Omeihe, Secretary, Media and Publicity of the committee, he said despite reaching agreement with the Committee set up by the State Governor, on programme of activities that will lead to successful and hitch free swearing in ceremonies, there is no commitment on the part of the State government so far.
The statement reads in part “With barely a few days to the commencement of some of the activities presaging the actual swearing-in and handover ceremonies, we regret to say that the body language of the state government no longer imbues confidence that it is genuinely committed to the overall success of that exercise. It is increasingly getting clearer that unless we proceed on terms dictated by them, the state government will be reluctant to discharge its constitutional responsibilities regarding the swearing-in and handover ceremonies. We find this tardiness although characteristic on their part, very discomforting
“We urge Governor Okorocha to show good faith for once by redeeming his pledge to the good people of Imo state to ensure a successful and hitch-free swearing-in and Handover to the Governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha without further delay
The Committee stated that is constrained to bring to the notice of the public the unpleasant development
“We are constrained to bring this unpleasant development to the public domain in the hope that the state government will do the needful”