Imo state Governor-Elect, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has pledged to dedicate his tenure to Christ.
He made this declaration at St. Peter’s Anglican Church Mbutu, Aboh Mbaise LGA, during a thanksgiving service to mark his 54th birthday.
“It is a thing of great joy that God has led me through the years past. I am indeed humbled by the grace of God and his Mercies in my life. He has shown me so much kindness and I must confess that I stand on a solid rock. He is my Solid Rock.
“Let me pledge, that as a soldier of Christ, I will dedicate my tenure as Governor to the service of God, promoting Him and humanity because it is only God that can protect and enable us to accomplish our desire to make Imo, a greater state.”
“I am very committed to liberating our state. I will strive to correct the ills in our state and make things work for the better. And in the course of it, I will step on some toes. I want to appeal to those that may be hurt, not to take it to heart but rather bear with us and accept it as a sacrifice in the rebuilding process. Our primary purpose is to get our state working again and I want to assure you that our government will give every Imolite, reasons to smile again.”
He urged civil servants and other relevant stakeholders in the state to avail the Transition Committee useful information, as according to him, “What we want to achieve is to institute a procedure, a due process by which activities will run smoothly, where we can practice democracy in the true sense of it. So much damage has been done to the state and so the expectations are very high.”
He promised to set up a Bureau to look into the issues of unduly sacked teachers who still have a lot to offer the state. He frowned at the level of mismanagement of the finances of the state.