The governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has promised to begin reconciliation of the warring parties within the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
Uzodinma who emerged as governor after he was declared duly elected by the Supreme Court stated this after being sworn-in Owerri, as the sixth governor of the state at the Heroes square with his running mate, Placid Njoku, by the Chief Judge of Imo state, Paschal Nnadi.
Speaking at the occasion, the former lawmaker lauded the party saying, without the APC, the victory at the apex court wouldn’t have been possible.
“This victory is of God. I dedicate this victory to God. I express my gratitude to God. In this historic moment, the judiciary stands out for important recognition. The judiciary is the last hope of the common.
“Even when they came up with technicalities, the judiciary still stand firm. I thank you for your support. I must admit the success of today cannot be successful without the party APC. The members of the National working committee. I say to all the good people of Imo state. The time is now to build the new Imo of our dream.
“This victory is for all Imo people. My victory against corruption and Victoria for justice. I shall execute the 3rs of my administration reconstruction, rehabilitation and recovery. I shall begin a reconciliation among our leaders.”
While noting that the permanent secretaries and heads of parastatals have been given four days to submit award of contracts made so far in the state, he promised an independent judiciary in the state.
“I will allow the all arms of the government to work in the principle of separation of powers.”
Dignitaries that attended the event include the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomole, minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajuba.
Others are Theodore Ekechi that stopped former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha from installing his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as governor in 2019.
Recall that Uzodinmaa emerged as the duly elected Imo governor, after the Supreme Court of Nigeria, nullified the declaration of Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, as the winner of the 2019 governorship election of Imo state, based on the reason that Ihedioha did not win lawful votes.