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Imo: Gov. Ihedioha Suspends LGA Chairmen, Vice, Councillor, And Appointees

The new government of Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has taken a controversial but necessary step to stabilize his area of jurisdiction in his state. Though, many have criticised such kind of step that is usually take by most governors in the country.

Though, the elections of these Chairmen and Councillors and appointement of Permanent Secretaries are usually done to spite the in-coming and set them up for public opinion crisis.

These appointments and elections like many of other sheady steps usually taken by out-going governors to set the in-coming governors up for trouble.

GOVERNMENT OF IMO STATE

PRESS RELEASE

Governor Ihedioha suspends LGA Chairmen, Vice, Councillors, Appointees

…Dissolves ISIEC, Statutory Boards, all Government Agencies.

Governor Emeka Ihedioha CON, has approved the suspension of Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, Councilors and political appointees of the local governments of Imo State and constitution of Interim Management Committees for six months.

The suspension is contained in the instrument signed by the Governor, pursuant to the recommendation made to him by the Imo State House of Assembly.

This is in pursuant also, to the provisions of Sections 4, 5, and 6 of the Local Government Administration (Amendment) law, 2019 and S.73(3) of Imo State Local Government Administration Law No 15 of 2000 (as amended) and all other laws enabling him.

The Governor has set up Interim Management Committees to manage the affairs of each Local Government.

Consequently, the Directors of Administration and General Services(DAGS) of each Local Government have been directed to take over management, pending the confirmation of Interim Management Committees by the State Assembly.

In a similar development, the Governor approved the dissolution and removal of the chairman and members of the Imo State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC).

This is following a resolution supported by two-thirds majority of the State Assembly rendered on 6th June, 2019 seeking their removal from office. The action is also in accordance with the provisions of S.7(1) of the Imo State Independent Electoral Commission Law and all other extant laws of the State.

Related: https://therepublicannews.net/2019/06/21/supreme-court-removes-the-right-of-governors-to-sack-lga-chairmen-councillors-the-republican-news/

The Commission will be reconstituted in due course to put in place the machinery for conducting a credible election into the local governments.

The Governor further directs that these officers handover to the most senior civil servant in the Commission.

In the over-riding public interest of the state, the Governor also approved the dissolution of all statutory boards, corporations, agencies and parastatals. This is in line with relevant enabling laws of the state.

The chairmen and members are directed to handover to the most senior civil servant in their various establishments.

Chibuike Onyeukwu
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

June 17, 2019

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SHOCKING: [Photos] See Vandalism Left Behind By Okorocha At Imo Governor’s House |RN

By Ike A. Offor

The new governor of Imo state, H.E. Emeka Ihedioha took some dignitaries, press men and women around the state government house, formally known as Douglas House to show them the extent of unpatriotic vandalism left behind by the former governor, Rochas Okorocha. The site of the sheer vandalism carried out in the state house is mind-boggling that one wonders what is the ethnics for handing over to a new governor in the country.

The governor who took a tour of the entire Douglas House with the press men and women and other state dignitaries, looked very shocked at the state of the buildings and rooms.

Governor Ihedioha touring the Douglas House premises
The ceiling of this room was yanked off and the air conditioner destroyed

The destruction seemed deliberate to make sure that the incoming occupants will have a lot of works to do before settling in. Perhaps, this is a way of telling him that ‘I don’t like you’ kind of expression

Another ceiling seemed peeled and lightings removed
The generators obviously nowhere to be seen except their doors.
Could anyone imagine that this is a toilet in the governor’s house in Douglas House in Owerri?
This air conditioner is completely peeled off as if in an abandoned house.
This is the governor’s office
Tables, chairs and walls are in dilapidated condition.
Filthy broken tables, and very untidy floor with books, spent drugs sachets, books, cream bottles and many other items left on the floor
Gov. Ihedioha shocked by the cracks on the wall and the filthy nature of the entire room
Gov. Ihedioha with a shcoked facial expression and chating with pressmen and women
The ceiling completely dirtyand partly broken and peeled off and the chandelier masked by dust.
Governor Ihedioha touring the Douglas House building
Gov. Ihedioha with his wife and personal security behind him

Looking at this entire photos and the exact state of the buildings and their rooms, one wonders if the former governor and his family actually lived or used these rooms, toilets and other amenties in the entire premises.

Even if they were too rich to have lived somewhere else, why would a former governor hand over such dilapidated house or building to his successor?

This is clearly a deliberate destruction

Does it mean that there are no ethnics on what the state of the building and rooms should be before handing over to the next occupants?

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Okorocha’s Government Degraded Our Institutions, Ihedioha Laments At Inauguration |RN

Imo State Governor-elect, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha sworn in
  • Okorocha left shoes too big to fit into –Ex-CPS

Newly-sworn-in Governor of Imo, Emeka Ihedioha, has alleged that his immediate predecessor Rochas Okorocha’s administration “degraded” most institutions in the state. Ihedioha stated this in his inaugural speech shortly after being sworn-in by Imo Chief Judge, Justice Paschal Nnadi, at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri on Wednesday.

The governor, who sympathised with the people of the state over what he described as “debased and desecrated governance,” promised to remedy the damages done by the immediate past administration.

He solicited the cooperation of all stakeholders in the rebuilding process, pointing out that appropriate steps would be taken so as to restore faith and confidence in government.

“The outgoing administration degraded and destroyed most of our institutions and values.

“The legislature, the judiciary and the civil service, all suffered grievous assaults, with the House of Assembly made redundant and court orders routinely disregarded.

“But Imo State will, as always, endure. Imo will revive and prosper again.

“We urge you to be courageous in this conviction, for we are not captives of fear.

“We will not waste a day getting to work to renew the Imo promise of our founding fathers. Therefore, we will take appropriate measures to restore faith and confidence in government.

“I stand ready to personally interface and facilitate with any person or company willing to establish business in Imo. Together, we shall achieve the Imo of our dreams.

“Imo shall rise again,” the governor said.

In a reaction, however, Chief Press Secretary to Okorocha, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, said he was not surprised, insisting that the ex-governor left shoes too big to fit into.

Onwuemeodo listed Okorocha’s achievements to include free education, security and urban renewal.

“Owerri is fastest growing city in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In 2011, no one could move out of their houses after 7.00 p.m., but today, Imo is secure and businesses are thriving.

“We raised the bar and the shoes are just quite big,” he said.

(NAN)

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