Governor Hope Uzodimma, has implored  members of the 10th Imo State House of Assembly, to do things differently, stating that  “the emphasis of government now is welfare of the masses who are desirous of dividends of democracy”

“It is no longer business as usual, hence the need to do things differently” He told members of the 10th State House of Assembly who presented to him the new Speaker, Rt Hon Chike Olemgbe, at Government House, Owerri.

Uzodimma advised the Speaker to see himself as a servant and not a boss and “always ready to provide service, carry his colleagues along and cooperate with all members, management and staff to enable him succeed.”

To all the lawmakers, he reminded them that their success will be everyone’s success just as failure will be everyone’s failure.

The Governor encouraged the new House leadership to settle down and start work immediately and be ready to take ownership of their office and promised to continue to partner with them to achieve a better and prosperous Imo State.

In his speech, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Chike Olemgbe thanked the Governor for granting the 10th Imo State House of Assembly members the liberty to choose their Speaker and deputy Speaker, promising to continue to appreciate him.

The Speaker who described the Governor as a man of goodwill and promised, on behalf of his colleagues, to support him by creating a good working environment that will enable him administration achieve the vision of the 3R mantra of rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery.

He also thanked his colleagues for the confidence they reposed in him and his deputy and assured that they will not disappoint their expectations and that of Imo people.

Earlier, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in the State, Dr Macdonald Ebere had presented the Speaker and the Deputy to the Governor and thanked him for creating a level playing ground that made the process of their election seamless.


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