2019: Chief Emeka Ihedioha charges Imo people to reject bad governance exemplified by Okoro, if you put Ocha na you sabi

www.odogwublog.com reports that Immediate past Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and 2015 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Imo state, Chief Emeka Ihedioha has lamented over the state of affairs in Imo State which he said has been in the most deplorable state because policy actions are poorly conceived, and implemented with impunity and without benefit on the citizenry.
Chief Ihedioha stated this while delivering a lecture at the 2017 Diocesan Synod of the Diocese on the Lake, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) St Mary’s Magdalene parish Oguta on the theme: the Role of the Political Class in Realizing the Collective Dreams of Justice, Equity, Fairness And Financial Accountability in Imo State”.
According to him, Imo State has the highest GDP among the  South East States but in reality, does not reflect nor bear any impact on the living standards of the average indigene of the state.
“I need to remind us that the attainment of justice, equity, fairness and accountability in Imo state will remain elusive so far as our constitution the very instrument of our federation is applied in breach and until the legislature indisputably oversights the executives for necessary checks and balances while the judiciary interprets the law without fear and favour”, he said.
He warned that any government unprepared to accept critical appraisal of its policies is bound to make blunders, just as he faulted Imo State government’s decision to limit the working days of civil servants in the state to three days and forcing them to use the remaining two days for farming.
The former Deputy Speaker called on the political class to note and harness  the expectations and choices of the people, saying their eventual implementation and evaluation will ensure that the right mix of public goods are realized for the benefit of Imo people.
Further, he appealed to leaders to resist the temptation to be cowed from holding government to account, saying “when we are afraid to confront our leaders within their failings, we are encouraging bad governance which transforms into tyranny, rule of whims and caprices and abridgement of liberty.    
He argued that the political leadership is placed in a very unique but strong position to galvanize, direct or influence the thinking and actions of the people.
According to him, "if the political leadership channels these enormous advantages it possesses into positive uses, the society becomes the better for it as visible beneficial projects will be executed and the people will enjoy meaningful and gainful economic activities."

2019: Chief Emeka Ihedioha charges Imo people to reject bad governance exemplified by Okoro, if you put Ocha na you sabi 2019: Chief Emeka Ihedioha charges Imo people to reject bad governance exemplified by Okoro, if you put Ocha na you sabi Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Rating: 5

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