Amid jubilation arising from victory at the state High Court where his removal from office was quashed on Tuesday, Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, yesterday resumed duty.
He resumed duty yesterday in compliance with the court order that he resumes duty immediately and told the state indigenes and other supporters that he bears no grudge for anyone.
The deputy governor unveiled his agenda at his Project Madumere Campaign office, Owerri, Imo State, where he formerly declared his governorship ambition before a multitude of supporters who had besieged the office in celebration of his victory.
He used the opportunity to formerly reel out his seven-point social contract with the people of Imo State.
He said: “My covenant with Imo will be based on the following: Youth Empowerment, which will be anchored on agriculture and agro-business, information & communication technology and entrepreneurship across the local government areas of the state. Massive Industrialisation and job creation with foreign partners and emphasis on local raw materials.”
Speaking further, he revealed the need to strengthen the educational systems with Effective Quality Assurance Mechanisms with a view to uplifting higher institutions to what it should be and make them more competitive.
He also hinted that he would rebuild the health sector with the assistance of foreign partners, emphasising on locally sourced personnel to reduce unnecessary medical pilgrimage abroad and to ensure affordable intensive health care.
The number two citizen of the state emphasised his preparedness to improve on social welfare of the people especially the aged and women.
He also promised to restore social amenities in the state and will broaden it to accommodate the contemporary world focus on Human development indices. He added that the area has been neglected over the years.
On enthronement of rule of law, respect for the constitutional responsibilities of the civil service, elders, clergy and traditional institutions and their historical affiliations, he vowed to uphold them if elected into office by Imo people. He emphasised the need to restore the dignity of Imo people.
Madumere further promised to embark on Re-engineering and Total Rehabilitation of Imo infrastructural facilities, an area he considered of paramount importance because of its strategic importance to the development of any society.
Meanwhile, addressing his staff in his office, the deputy governor said he has also forgiven those who orchestrated impeachment procedure against him, saying he bears no grudges.
He also established that Governor Rochas Okorocha is still his boss in so far he is still the deputy dovernor of the state.
Fielding questions from journalists on expected relationship with Governor Okorocha, he said: “Governor Rochas Okorocha is my boss and will always remain my boss as long as I am the Deputy Governor of Imo State. I don’t have any grudges against anybody; and those who orchestrated the impeachment plot against me, I have forgiven you. I am a child of God.”