I inherited a state in ruins, says Ihedioha
Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has again claimed that he inherited a state that was in ruins from his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha.
Ihedioha who spoke to journalists at his private residence in Owerri , the state capital , on Sunday, said the state he inherited was “epileptic .”
He said despite the huge challenges he met on assumption of office , his administration had continued to “rebuild the state .”
The governor said on assumption of office , he met institutional and infrastructural decay in the state .
Ihedioha said he had “awarded 25 road contracts for over N40 bn ” since he became governor .
The governor said he had been operating from his private residence since he became governor because his predecessor left the Government House in ruins .
Ihedioha said , “ I inherited an epileptic government . What I saw on assumption of office was worse than what I imagined when we were campaigning .
“The Chief Judge of the state has no official quarters. The Speaker of the House of Assembly has no official quarters . I am operating from my official residence. I charge you to go and see things for yourselves.
“We inherited a state with huge infrastructural and institutional decay , but we have restored confidence in the governance of our state . We have awarded 25 road contracts in five months of our administration . Imo people now have a governor they can be proud of .”