Sequel to the emergence of Rt Honourable Chukwuemeka Nkemakolam Ihedioha as the Governor elect of Imo State on the 9th of March 2019 , Imolites had a sudden and overwhelming breath of life again. Hope of a better future began to rear its angelic head. Smiles and laughter became the a common language of expression among the people of Imo state.
This emotional outburst was further buttressed on the 29th of May when he was sworn -in as the incumbent Governor, His Excellency, Chukwuemeka Nkemakolam Ihedioha and his deputy, Gerald Irona, at the Dan Ayiam Stadium. Imolites came out in droves. The mammoth crowd who came to welcome him was overwhelmingly monumental.
The swearing in ceremony went smoothly with all the parades, and first salute of The Governor colorfully and beautifully presented. it was truly a fanfare, No dull moment for all that came.
The ceremony was concluded with a speech, a road map of what he tends to achieve in the different sectors of government.
As a man of action whose words is his bound, the Imo State Governor, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON has approved the following appointments;
1. Hon. Uche Onyeagucha – Secretary to the State Government (SSG)
2. Chief Chris Okewulonu – Chief of Staff (COS)
3. Barr. Chima Nwana – Deputy Chief of Staff (DCOS)
4. Chief Chinemerem Madu- Chief of Protocol (COP)
A BRIEF HISTORY OF HIS EXCELLENCY, EMEKA IHEDIOHA
This post will not be complete if an attempt into a brief history of this great man is not delved into. Ihedioha was born on 24 March 1965 at Mbutu Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area in Imo State, South-East Nigeria.
He attended Town School Mbutu in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, and completed same at SDA Primary School Abule Oja, Yaba Lagos in 1976. He had his secondary education at St. Ephraim’s Secondary School, Owerrinta in present day Abia. He then proceeded to the University of Lagos, Akoka-Yaba, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.SC) degree in Food Science and Technology, in 1988.[
Ihedioha took an executive certificate course in financial management from the Stanford Universal, and a leadership certificate course from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
In 1992, Ihedioha was appointed press officer to the Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Iyorchia Ayu. A year later he was appointed as chief press secretary to the Deputy Senate President. Following military incursion in the polity in November 1993, Ihedioha returned to his communications practice as Chief Executive Officer of First Page Communications. He became the Director of Publicity of the newly formed People’s Democratic Movement,P the purveyor of the ruling People Democratic Party in 1998.
He was named as special assistant to the Presidential Adviser on Utilities in July 1999, as special assistant of media and publicity to the President of Senate in November 1999, and as special assistant on political matters to the Vice President in September 2001. He won a seat into the House of Representative as a member representing Aboh-Mbaise-Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency of Imo State in 2003.[
He was the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives of the
federal Republic of Nigeria from 2011 to 2015. During this period, he
also served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives after
Tambuwal’s defection to the APC and choice to stand down.
On 9 March 2019, Ihedioha contested for the gubernatorial seat for Imo-State under the political platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). On 11 March 2019, Ihedioha was declared the Governor-elect by the Independent Electoral Commission sitting in Imo-State after he defeated his closest rival, Uche Nwosu (son-in-law of the incumbent governor, His Excellency Ethelbert Rochas Okorocha) who ran under the Action Alliance Party (AA), with a total of 273,404 votes