Obasanjo, Nwodo laud Ihedioha for his policies
Gov names Jacob Zuma road after Mbazuluike
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, have extolled the leadership style and policies of Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
They stated this yesterday during a visit to Ihedioha at his country home in Aboh Mbaise, Imo State, for the 90th birthday celebration of elder statesman and former minister, Mbazuluike Amaechi.
Obasanjo said, “Some of us have said that you have what it takes to make this state one of the leading states in our country”
“I believe that God who made you Governor of Imo State this time will give you the knowledge to do what needs to be done for Imo State, to make it one of the leading states in the country.
“While congratulating you on your electoral victory, I pray God to enable you to govern well. Having eminently served as Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, you are eminently qualified to make Imo State one of the best States.
Obasanjo stated that Ihedioha has brought his wealth of knowledge, experience and extensive contacts to bear on the service of Imo State and the South East region.
On his part, Nwodo, said: “There is hope and a new beginning for the Igbo nation with the quality of leadership provided by Ihedioha.
“We have a governor who is humble, experienced and who is not afraid to appoint people who posses more academic qualifications than him or those who have more exposure in governance than him”.
“In Ihedioha’s government, there are former ministers serving as commissioners and chairmen of various committees.
Responding, Ihedioha said his administration was on track in rebuilding Imo State, as his efforts are already yielding results, adding that he would not fail in delivering his campaign promises to the state.
Meanwhile, to end to the crisis over renaming of former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Ihedioha, has renamed the street after Mbazuluike, saying it was a mark of honour for true patriots who contributed to nation-building.