Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State (middle) flanked on the left by the new Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kennedy Ibe and on the right by impeached Speaker, Rt. Hon. Paul Emeziem when the Assembly members presented Speaker Ibe to the Governor on Monday night.
By Valentine Amanze
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has appealed to members of the state House of Assembly to unite to make the desired impact in the society, while promising not interfere in the independence of the legislature.
Besides, he assured that he would partner with the members on how to serve Imo people better.
Governor Uzodimma gave the advice, when he received on Monday, the newly elected Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Kennedy Ibe, representing Obowo Constituency, who replaced former Speaker, Paul Emeziem, on Monday following his removal by his colleagues.
Addressing them at the New Executive Chambers, Government House Owerri, Governor Uzodimma urged the lawmakers to work as a team and eschew tendencies that cause division among them.
He congratulated the lawmakers for resolving to elect the Speaker of their choice peacefully without external interference, saying, “What happened that resulted into a peaceful and democratic election of the new Speaker is a victory for democracy.”
He called on them to work towards a united House where there will be mutual trust.
“Imo State needs a united, functional, effective and efficient House of Assembly that will work towards giving the people the desired dividends of democracy,” he said.
The governor said that as a democrat he submits to the doctrine of Separation of Powers, insisting that “when this is fully applied the three arms will surely deliver on their mandate.”
He called on the members to imbibe the spirit of team work, requesting them to “forgive each other and forge ahead.”
Uzodimma also reminded the lawmakers that God is the ultimate decider of what anyone will be in life and, or what position one will occupy as a human being.