BREAKING : I’ll Conduct Fresh Local Govt Elections In Imo State, says Hope Uzodinma — Politics — Nigeria
‘Gets the backing of 650 Traditional Rulers’
By Ogochukwu Isioma, Owerri.
The newly sworn in Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma, on Monday, said he plans to conduct fresh elections into the twenty-seven local government councils in the state, in line with the existing local government laws of Imo.
The Governor made the revelation when the chairmen of traditional rulers from the 27 local government areas of Imo State led by the Chairman, Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Majesty, Eze Agunwa Ohiri paid him a courtesy call in his office.
In a statement made available to Igbere TV by the Governor’s spokesman, he said Uzodinma reminded the monarchs that their role cannot be over emphasized in ensuring peace and tranquility.
“The governor assured them that his policies will meet the yearnings and aspirations of Imo people,” the statement added.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Eze Agunwa Ohiri noted that the purpose of the visit was to advise the governor to be steadfast and take Imo to a greater height.
Eze Ohiri explained that leadership comes from God and promised the governor the support of the traditional rulers in the state.
Eze Ohiri said God gives power to whoever he likes. “Be confident that Imo is behind you. You should not be afraid,” he was quoted as saying.
Igbere TV reports that highlight of the visit was a special prayer for Governor Hope Uzodinma and his Deputy, Professor Placid Njoku.
The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party and declared All Progressive Congress’ Uzodinma winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election in Imo state.