Okorocha inaugurates 52-member transition panel
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has inaugurated a 52-member joint transition committee that would see to a smooth transition of power on May 29 in the state.
According to Sam Onwuemeodo, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, the inauguration took place at Government House in Owerri.
The statement quoted the Secretary to the State Government, Mark Uchendu, who represented the governor, as urging the joint committee to work harmoniously in the best interest of the state.
The SSG said, “I sincerely want to thank the governor for providing a veritable platform for all of us to meet and discuss on the way forward, prepare a road map for a successful and smooth transition from the incumbent to the incoming government.
“I urge all of you to engage in healthy discussions that would move the state forward and ensure a hitch-free transition.”
The statement added, “The leader of the governor-elect’s team, Chief Chris Okewulonu, said they had to be objective in whatever we are going to do for posterity sake. We, as good people of Imo State, as a matter of fact need to set the pace for other states to follow. We appreciate the governor for assembling these quality persons to serve as members of this committee. We equally thank the governor-elect for appointing these quality men to serve in this committee. This is the kind of thing we expect in this state. We expect peace, harmony and co-existence because what is important is the welfare of Imo people.
“After the inauguration, the joint committee had its meeting during which members agreed to set up what they called a ‘Small Technical Committee’ of about ten persons to work this weekend to provide the Joint Committee a road map.”
While 21 persons were representing the state government, 31 people were representing the governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, the statement said.