The Imo State governorship candidate of the Action Alliance (AA) in the 2019 election, Uche Nwosu, has urged the state governor, Emeka Ihedioha to unfold the programmes he has for the people of the state and stop apportioning blames to the past administration.
The Governor who is only few days in office has since his swearing-in witnessed confrontations, lamenting on the difficulty in picking up from where his immediate Predecessor, Rochas Okorocha, stopped in the state.
Nwosu who was reacting to the claim by the governor that ex-Governor Okorocha did not properly hand over to him hence making it difficult to take off, urged him to drop the excuses and focus on his campaign promises of rebuilding Imo State, adding that the people are not interested in an endless streak of excuses.
He maintained that the actions of the governor since he assumed office, “showed that he is not serious and does not seem to have any cutout plan or blueprint for governance, except the desperation to grab power”.
According to Nwosu, “the people of Imo state did not vote for him to start chasing shadows. For the time he will stay as the governor, he should unfold his plans and programme for the people. No one is interested in excuses, what the people want is performance and nothing less. The people want concrete statement on what the programmes of the government are, what the government intends to do and how it would deliver dividends of democracy to them and not embarking on a mission to pull down Rochas Okorocha”.
He continued that, “suspension of Local Government Chairmen and their Councilors, dissolving the recently-inaugurated members of boards of government agencies and parastatals and scrapping of recently established tertiary institutions, is definitely a wrong way to start for a government that wants to make headway. One would have expected that by now, the governor should have engaged the civil servants and tell them what he has for the workers, as well as taken up from where his predecessor stopped”.
In his words, “the acrimonies that could arise from these actions are hardly what Ihedioha needed at this time, he should rather consolidate on the achievements of his predecessor and that is was what Imolites want to see. He should concentrate on the business of governance If I were the governor today, I will definitely hit the ground running, knowing that there is job to do”.