The governor-elect of Imo state, Emeka Ihedioha, has said that the legislature was practically dead in the state in the past eight years because of the incumbent governor Rochas Okorocha’s governance approach.
Ihedioha noted that rebuilding the state after Okorocha’s alleged misgovernance will not be easy but they shall prevail.
He, however, charged those who would make his government immediately he is sworn in on May 29, to roll up their sleeves.
He also urged members-elect of the House of Assembly to quickly acquaint themselves with the existing rules as he would inundate them with executive bills once the House is inaugurated.
Ihedioha disclosed this yesterday at Dukes Aldridge Academy, Turlock Road, Tottenham, London, when he addressed Imo indigenes living in the United Kingdom.
He said: “I know it’s going to be a bit difficult because in the last eight years, our people have been used to misgovernance; we’re used to doing things the wrong way.
“We’ve not been used to getting things done the way they should.
“So, getting us to go back to how things should be won’t be an easy thing. It’ll be a bit difficult; it’ll be challenging but I’m sure we shall prevail.
“I’ve charged the members-elect to get themselves acquainted with the existing rules of the House to understand what the legislature should be, what it’s all about because, from day one, upon their inauguration, I would challenge them with certain executive bills to keep them together cracking.”