I will be sworn in as Imo Governor in 2019, Says Guber Aspirant


Jonathan Eze

A governorship aspirant in Imo, Mr. George Emenalo, has said he was confident of winning the coveted seat in the state.

Addressing journalists in Lagos on Sunday, Emenalo said his confidence was from God whose mandate was for him to liberate the people of the state from their sufferings.

“The situation in Imo has made it compulsory for untainted men with the fear of God to rise up and pick up the mantle of leadership.

“It is God’s tine in Imo. I do not have the financial muscle like some of the other aspirants but with God and the people, the impunity in the state will come to an end in 2019” he said.

He said his decision to join the race was influenced by agitations from the people for God fearing men with good repute to take over leadership in the state.

“The issues emanating from governance in the state, sufferings by all and sundry, non- payment of staff salaries, neglect of the rural dwellers and their needs are some of the reasons why there must be shift in leadership.

“Imo is almost becoming a state of ridicule in Nigeria due to the kind of issues and reported stories from the state. “We cannot continue to fold our arms while our people suffer.

“It is no longer business as usual. This time around the votes will not go to the highest bidder. The Imo people are wiser now and know the kind of personalities they want in leadership” Emenalo further said.

According to him, if the people of Imo do not get it right in 2019, they may remain in abject servitude and sufferings for a long time to come.

“If elected, I will ensure that past leaders who have used the state’s resources for personal aggrandisement were brought to book.

“The fight against corruption must be extended to states and their leadership which includes not only past governors but commissioners and Council chairmen among others.

“Every stolen penny must be accounted for” and that is my mantra” he added.

On the platform he intended to use for the election, Emenalo said that he would announce that soon.

“I am currently in talks with some political parties and as soon as we reach a decision, I will make that known” he further said.

BG as he is popularly known by his associates is a 51- year -old businessman and a Mass Communication graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

A committed Catholic and member of the Nigeria Charismatic Movement.

A certified Christian teacher by ICCRSS{ International Catholic Charismatic Service Team) and a private business man and MD /CEO of Geonac Ventures LTD.