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The new Imo state governor, Emeka Ihedioha has said that he would step on toes in his style of governance.

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Ihedioha disclosed this in Owerri, during the Ahiajoku Lecture held in preparation for his swearing-in ceremony to held on Wednesday, May 29.

According to him, stepping on toes is necessary to do the right thing, adding that his government will run a focused administration aimed at addressing the disturbing issues affecting the people of the state.

He also informed his audience that he has assembled technocrats to make sure he achieved the best in his time as governor.


His words: “Let me appreciate all of you for coming to this Ahiajoku Lecture and I want to also thank you for accepting our message of rebuilding Imo state.

“This is not a day for me to make a speech. On Wednesday (today), when I will be sworn in, I will speak to Imo people. I want you to believe that Imo state must work.

“Let me tell you, we have assembled technocrats and our reason is to make Imo great again. Two days ago, the technical transition committee we set up submitted its work and I have not had time to digest all of them. But I must tell you that its work is insightful.

“Let me tell you, in our agenda of rebuilding Imo state, we shall restore sanity and order. We need your prayers to move forward to make Imo better.

“I will step on toes just to get our state right. By nature, I can be a bit impatient. We want to move our state faster than other states. We will remain focused in this government.

Dignitaries at the event includes former governors of Anambra and Cross River, Peter Obi and Liyel Imoke, former governors of Imo state, Chief Achike Udenwa and Ikedi Ohakim; elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu; former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Ernest Ebi; chairman of Zinox Technologies, Leo Stan Eke, Senator Ben Obi amongst others.