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When I Took Over, Imo State Was Epileptic – Emeka Ihedioha

Emeka IhediohaImo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha has said he inherited a state that was in ruins from ex-governor, Rochas Okorocha.

Gov Emeka revealed this to journalists at his private residence in Owerri, the state capital recently.

According to him, Imo State was epileptic when he took over.

However, he added that despite the problems he was faced with when he resumed office, his government is doing everything possible to rebuild the state.

His words, β€œI inherited an epileptic government. What I saw on assumption of office was worse than what I imagined when we were campaigning.

β€œThe Chief Judge of the state has no official quarters. The Speaker of the House of Assembly has no official quarters. I am operating from my official residence. I charge you to go and see things for yourselves.

β€œWe inherited a state with huge infrastructural and institutional decay, but we have restored confidence in the governance of our state. We have awarded 25 road contracts in five months of our administration. Imo people now have a governor they can be proud of.”

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Rt. Hon Chief Sir Emeka Ihedioha (born 24 March 1965) is a Nigerian politician and Businessman. He is the Governor of Imo State. He is a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member and represented the Aboh Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency of Imo State. He was also the former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria. He is a Commander of the Order of the Niger and holds the title CON.

In 2015, he also served a spell as the Speaker of the House of Representatives following the defection of Aminu Tambuwal to the APC. He is presently the Governor of Imo State, following the 9 March Gubernatorial Election where he emerged victorious under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Ihedioha was born on 24 March 1965 at Mbutu Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area in Imo State, South-East Nigeria.

He attended Town School Mbutu in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, and completed same at SDA Primary School Abule Oja, Yaba Lagos in 1976. He had his secondary education at St. Ephraim’s Secondary School, Owerrinta in present day Abia State. He then proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.SC) degree in Food Science and Technology, in 1988.

Ihedioha took an executive certificate course in financial management from the Stanford University, and a leadership certificate course from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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