Court grants Restraining Order to suspended Local Government Chairmen and their agents from disturbing the peace of the State and trying to invade the Local Goverment Areas, pending the determination of their original motion which will be heard on 28th of January, 2020.
The order was granted at Imo State High Court by Hon. Justice Eze Ohiri Njemanze, Tuesday, 7th January, 2020.
The Attorney General of Imo State, Ndukwe Nnawuchi,SAN, who spoke after the Court session noted that the State approached the court owing to the resolve of the Rebuild Imo Administration under Governor Emeka Ihedioha, CON, to abide and uphold the Rule of Law.
Imo Bu Nke Anyi
HOW IMOLITES RESISTED THE OPPRESSORS
Monday 6th January will be remembered in the history books as a day Imolites came out in their numbers to defend their commonwealth and patrimony.
The oppressors of Imo State are yet to come to terms with the fact that salaries can be paid in full, road construction ongoing across many roads in the State capital and the state at large, construction work ongoing across the 4 Technical Colleges, Pensioners receiving their pay, amongst other developmental strides of the Governor.
One other thing the oppressors are angry with is that the Governor on his 50th Day in office signed the Executive Order 005, instituting the much celebrated Treasury Single Account which saw to the shutting down of over 260 accounts across different banks, ran by the previous administration.
These feats saw to the rapid growth of Imo State IGR from a paltry 240 Million in June to 1 Billion Naira as at December 2019. Only a bold and courageous man like Governor Ihedioha can take such steps knowing that the oppressors were steadily benefiting from the numerous leakages in the IGR, feeding fat on the commonwealth of the ordinary people. Governor Ihedioha’s transparency and due process has earned Imo the least corrupt State in Nigeria within Six Months, as rated by National Bureau Statistics, in an APC Controlled federal Government.
It is therefore understandable to see the oppressors angry and fighting. Out of 70% that was paid to workers in the past administration, Governor Ihedioha restored to 100%, denying the oppressors access to the 30 percent which they had enjoyed in the past 8 years.
Similarly, the Governor began the payment of pensioners which was never in existence for over 80 months, another reason the oppressors are angry because money for pensioners were initially squandered and shared among political loyalists and acclaimed leaders, while the masses have china roads, thuggery and numerous societal problems to battle with.
The oppressors of our state are not members of any political party. They can be here today, tomorrow they are there and the day after tomorrow they are back here. They only unite to fight against the progress of Imo State but will never unite to discuss the wellbeing of Ndi Imo.
One significant thing about Governor Emeka Ihedioha’s administration is his clear focus on issues and his determination not to be distracted for any reason.
The Imo oppressors are not really oppositions. They don’t have the mental capacity to give reasonable and responsible opposition but are on Whatsapp on daily bases criticizing every move of the Governor.
These same people were here when our bailout fund was used to build Hotels and personal houses. Lands were collected for individuals, churches, communities just for personal use by these people.
They were here when governance was reduced to a family business.
The oppressors of our dear state were here when all the access roads in Imo was constructed with throwel and headpan. Imo became a laughing stock both at home and abroad.
Today, these same people who empowered themselves in the last 8 years with Local Government allocations through thier agents were all out claiming to have resumed work at the various LGA Headquarters as chairmen and councilors.
These miscreants reminds one of the biblical story of the two women who were both claiming ownership to a baby. When the King in his profound wisdom commanded that the child be split into two, giving each woman a half of the child, the rightful owner said that the child should be allowed to grow, when he grows he will identify the true mother. The wicked and satanic woman suggested that the little baby be killed and divided into two.
These suggestions motivated King Solomon’s decision on this particular issue.
Just like the bible also observed in John 10:10, the oppressors of our state came to steal and destroy. They hope to to create unrest and tension in the state. The oppressors came to distract a man who is already on auto cruise, sailing the Imo Ship with great energy, focus and determination.
The good news is that the oppressors have met their waterloo. They were technically ambushed at every turn and sent into the dungeon of shame.
As they tried to gain access into the various LGAs, the people resisted them. The LGA staff all came out to send them away back to abyss. They do not wish to have them again.
While moving from one Local Government to the other, I discovered the determination and the zeal in the people to defend their commonwealth. The people owned up to their collective responsibility.
According a gardener at Owerri West LGA, Mr Nzekwe, “for over 8 years now I have not practiced my skill. I’m a gardener, I used to come to work but when the last Government came they killed the Local Goverment and most of us became workers without pay. No body regarded us but today things have changed. We will not allow them disturb us again in Imo”.
A women at Ehime Mbano who is a staff of the LGA urged God to destroy all those who are planing evil against the Rebuild Imo Government. With tears in her eyes, She noted that she has been a widow for years. She said she has 5 children to train and the only source of income is her salary and the little provision business she does at the Secretariat.
According to her, the past 8 years saw to the death of the Local Government which claimed the life of her only daughter just because she didn’t have money to take her to hospital while she was sick.
Narrating further, she placed a curse on all those fighting to reclaim the Local Government through the backdoor, noting that the Rebuild Imo Administration has given a new life and breath to the Local Government. In her words, “Today we can wake up and go to work in the morning”.
There are many more testimonies and statements made by both the staff and the good people of Imo State but all boils down to the fact that the oppressors were roundly defeated by the people.
We hear they are planning again for tomorrow. The bad news for them is that the people don’t need to be mobilized. The people are ever ready to defend themselves from their oppressors.
We have made a resolve that the Egyptians we saw yesterday, we shall see them no more.
Imo people have reclaimed their State.
Imo is on the march again.
Imo Bu Nke Anyi.
Aic Akwarandu writes from Owerri, Imo State.
It’s obvious that those who have held Imo hostage for years are not happy with the level of progress recorded by Governor Emeka Ihedioha within a very short while.
First time in history a Government of 7 months is undertaking 30 road projects including federal roads.
30 is a four year record for some states, but in Imo 30 is a seven months record.
Afraid that a new leader has emerged, they are willing to sponsor protests, form unholy alliances and engage in all manner of conspiracy.
The most Important thing is that Governor Emeka Ihedioha is a Governor elected for the people, by the people and of the people.
The Voice Of the People is certainly the Voice Of God.
Imo on the march again.
Imo Bu Nke Anyi.
His Excellency, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, CON, at the 2020 Solemn Assembly/Homecoming of Ihitte Uboma People, at the Council Pavilion, Ihitte Uboma Local Goverment Area.
The Governor upon arrival in Ihitte Uboma visited the Uwajumogu family on condolence before arriving for the event.
Imo Bu Nke Anyi.
THE FRUITFUL ISIALA MBANO NEW YEAR PARLEY WITH GOVERNOR IHEDIOHA
It was a harvest of minds as Isiala Mbano Leaders paid a New Year Visit to Governor Emeka Ihedioha at his Mbutu residence.
The leaders came to thank the Governor for keeping faith with the LGA as he has carried them along in the area of appointments and many more. They also asked the Governor to do more for the people of Isiala Mbano LGA.
Prominent among those present are His Excellency, Former Governor Ikedi Ohakim, Speaker Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins, Prof. Obioma Iheduru, Chairman ImoSUBEB, SSA on Security Rt. Hon. Jasper Ndubuaku, Chief Chinedu Chukwuonye (Coduc), the Isiala Mbano IMC Chairman Lady Ngozi Oguike, Com. Ekwegh Mitchel Pope, Southeast PDP Pub. Sec., Mr Chukwuka Duke Agwunobi, Isiala Mbano PDP House of Assembly candidate in the last election and other top PDP leaders.
The meeting also brought together prominent Isiala Mbano leaders from the opposition amongst whom are Dr. Mrs Angela Uwakwe former Commissioner for health under Rochas Okorocha and her husband, Chief Chikwem Onuoha the Okigwe North APGA House of Reps candidate in the last election, Chief Mike EJIOGU top APGA and Destiny Organization Chieftain, High Chief Tony Black Nduka, Lady Joy Mbawuike, Chief Ziggy Azike and many other too numerous to mention.
On their part, when they spoke, they declared support to Governor Ihedioha and their desire to make his government succeed. The opposition leaders reiterated the confidence in Governor Ihedioha as the reason for their visit. They all pledged to work for the success of PDP in all elections.
In his remark the Governor traced his friendship with Isiala Mbano people and why the LGA cannot be written off in the scheme of things in Imo. He decried that Isiala Mbano had not utilized their strength for positive engagement with other zones in the state. He expressed the desire that Okigwe zone and Owerri zone must work together to create a stable leadership in Imo and better the lives of the people.
The Governor charged all the stake holder to work hard to ensure that PDP candidates win in the Okigwe North Federal Constituency election scheduled for this January. He promised that as the Governor, he would work hard to guarantee free and fair election and urged them to disregard those claiming they would write the results. He urged them to go deliver PDP while urging PDP party leaders to accommodate the returnees.
The Governor expressed his joy that many of those who supported the opposition parties in Imo State are now returning to the fold.
AHIAZU LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMES ALIVE AS GOVERNOR IHEDIOHA COMMISSION NEW LGA SECRETARIAT
Governor Emeka Ihedioha today commissioned the ultramodern Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Secretariat.
The Ahiazu Mbaise LGA Secretariat is one of the ongoing L.G.A Secretariat Complexes in the 27 Local Government Areas of the State.
The state-of-the-art Ahaizu Mbaise Local Government Secretariat which houses 28 office spaces, including a digitalized conference room and a 200-capacity meeting hall, was completed in under 6 months.
Former Nigerian Minister and Elder Statesman, Chief I.D. Nwoga, in his remarks lauded the Governor for his foresight in ensuring a conducive environment for the workers at the 27 Local Government Areas. He also stressed that the incentive will motivate the workers to put in their best work.
The Interim Management Committee Chairman of Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, Hon. Sam Ahiarakwe also expressed his gratitude to the Governor for his unending support and faith in him, assuring that he will not relent in following the Governor’s quality and purposeful leadership example.
In his speech, Governor Emeka Ihedioha commended the Interim Management Committee of Ahiazu Mbaise LGA, for their diligence and commitment. The Governor also extended his commendation to the contractor for the quality of his delivery in such a short period, assuring that his administration will make deliberate effort to encourage and reward diligence in service delivery.
The commissioning ceremony was attended by the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Uche Onyeagocha; the Chief Technical Adviser, Barr. P.G.U Madu; the Special Adviser on Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Mayor Eze; the Senior Special Assistant on Rural Development, Chief Richmond Osuji; the Senior Special Assistant on Project Monitoring & Evaluation, Engr. Uche Moneke; the Foremost Elder Statesman, Chief I.D. Nwoga; Former Military Governor of Old Delta State, Air Commodore Luke Ochulor; Traditional and Religious Leaders, Members of Civil Society Groups, and other members of the general public.
Imo Bu Nke Anyi.