Emeka Ihedioha, former deputy speaker and governor-elect of Imo State, has taken a dig at incumbent Governor Rochas Okorocha for allegedly governing Imo ‘‘badly’’ for the past eight years that he has presided over the state.
Ihedioha emerged winner of the Imo governorship election that held on March 9. He contested the seat under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former deputy speaker polled 273, 404 votes to beat closest opponents – Uche Nwosu of the Action Alliance (AA) and Senator Ifeanyi Ararume of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) who got 190,364 and 114,676 votes, respectively.
At the poll, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Hope Uzodimma, came fourth position with 96,458 votes.
Speaking in a tweet on Wednesday, Ihedioha said he is ready to hit the ground running immediately he is sworn in as executive governor of Imo.
On how Imo fared under Okorocha, the governor-elect said, ‘‘our state has been badly governed and we can’t wait to put it back on the path of growth and prosperity.’’
Ihedioha added, ‘‘I will continue to ask for your supports, encouragements and prayers.’’