Amby Uneze in Owerri
In a show of solidarity and expression of gratitude to God, the Imo State Advisory Council of Elders has felicitated with the state Governor-elect, Chief Chukwuemeka Ihedioha, on his historic victory in the keenly contested governorship election.
The Council of Elders also congratulated Imo citizens for turning out en mass to vote and stand to defend their votes.
The victory recorded at the poll, according the elders’ group, represented victory over impunity, mal-administration, liberation from servitude, poverty and deterioration of moral and societal values for which Imo State was not known for.
In a congratulatory message signed by Prof. Francis Dike (SAN), Air Cmdr Luke Ochulor (rtd) and Charles C. Ugwuh (former Minister of Industries) said: “This victory indeed amounts to a re-set for good governance, while we commend the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies for their roles in ensuring a successful election in the state.”
In the same vein, the Forum of Owerri Zone former governorship candidates has commended President Muhammad Buhari, INEC, security agencies and all Imo citizens for a peaceful elections held in the state last Saturday.
Spokesperson for the group and former governorship candidate of Reform and Advancement Party (RAP), Mr. Kingdom Okere, in an interview in Owerri, thanked President Buhari for providing a level playing ground for a smooth governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state.
He also eulogised INEC in Imo State led by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof Francis Ezeonu; the state Returning Officer, Prof. Francis Otunta, Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, and all the heads of the security agencies and their officers and men for championing a credible and transparent elections.