The Imo State Governor-elect, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha has reiterated his commitment to ensuring peace and harmony in the state.
Mr. Ihedioha gave the re-assurance during a courtesy visit of the Transition Committee to Governor Rochas Okorocha at the Executive Chamber, Government House, Owerri on Monday, his media aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, said in a statement.
Barr. Chris Okewulonu, who led his team on the visit, also enjoined both committee members to interface without any rancor or bitterness.
According to him, the overall essence of the committee is to among other things, ensure smooth and successful handover of power in the state come May 29, adding that the entire Imo people expect nothing but positive results from them.
He said, “In the course of our meeting, certain issues were looked at which are germane to us. These issues proved the fact that this opportunity should be used to bring about harmony and peace in Imo State.
“And we took that decision against the backdrop of what has happened in the past.
“We felt that this opportunity given to us, we should be able to change the narrative, we should be able to use it to make Imo to be greater than it is today. We want to use this opportunity to make sure that there is peace, there is harmony in Imo State.
“So one overriding consideration that dominated our mind, the committee members, in the course of our deliberations is that the peace and development of Imo State is the most important thing for all of us. Moving forward, the overall and overriding interest of Imo people will continue to play in our minds.”
In his reaction, Governor Okorocha appreciated the caliber of personalities that made up the Governor-elect’s Transition Committee, saying he has no doubt that they would deliver expectedly for the overall interest and good of the state.
The out-going governor also promised to provide a friendly and healthy atmosphere for the committee to operate and function while stating that his desire is to see the incoming governor succeed.
The Governor-Elect’s 31-member team was taken round on a facility tour within the Government House during the visit.