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Imo NLC, Bishops, Ohakim, Ezeh urge Ihedioha to run focused government

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Imo State governor -elect, Emeka Ihedioha (middle) and his wife, Ebere receiving the Archbishop of Owerri Ecclessiastic Province of Anglican Communion, Caleb Maduoma at his residence in Owerri …on Thursday

Imo State governor- elect, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has been urged to run a focused, fair and unbiased administration from May 29, when he take overs the reigns of the state.

The state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), led by Austin Chilakpu, House of Imo Anglican Bishops, led by the Archbishop of Owerri Ecclesiastic Province, Caleb Maduoma, former governor of the state and candidate of the Accord Party in the last governorship poll, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, and his counterpart in the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Okey Ezeh, gave the counsel at different for a.

While the NLC, led by Chilakpu and bishops, led by Maduoma, made their feelings known when they visited Ihedioha at his private residence in Owerri, Ohakim and Ezeh conceded defeat and congratulated the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives in separate letters to him, extending hand of fellowship.

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Chilakpu, in his comments on behalf of members of the state executive of the congress, advised Ihedioha to consider his victory as that of the masses, expressing the desire of the NLC in the state to partner his administration when on board and urged him to work hard to salvage the state from the present situation.

Maduoma, on behalf of the clerics, handed a copy of the Holy Bible to Ihedioha, disclosing that they were at his residence to join many others in celebrating his victory, saying he must work to satisfy the yearnings and expectations of the masses.

Ezeh, in his message, said: “Imo people have no illusion about the trivialisation of governance in our state and the untold misery it has brought. They urgently await the reordering of priorities and a regime of diligence, fiscal prudence, compassion, credibility and rapid socio-economic transformation.”

Responding, Ihedioha thanked them for their support, assuring that he would be guided by the rule of law, partnership and inclusive administration.

At the event, which was witnessed by the deputy governor-elect, Gerald Irona, state Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Charles Ezekwem, amongst others, Ihedioha also promised to work with the church, sons and daughters of the state to reposition it.

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