The World Owerri People’s Congress (WOPC), has challenged the Governor-elect of Imo State, the Rt. Honourable Emeka Nkem Ihedioha, on the sacredness of the mandate given to him by the people of the state.
WOPC is a high profile, influential association of Owerri sons and daughters who live in the United States of America.
In a congratulatory letter to the Governor-elect by WOPC, signed by its President, Uzoma Ihenacho, and made available to this magazine, Ihedioha was challenged on the desire of Imo people for a government that will be vision-driven. Said the WOPC: “You have been given the mandate of leadership by an electorate that is yearning for a positive impact on the people; a government that is sensitive to the need and welfare of its people; a government that is accountable and innovative, guided by purpose-driven vision of equitable human and infrastructural development”
The association, while wishing Ihedioha a smooth tenure, extended its “hand of partnership” to him “in the realisation of a people oriented representation and governance”
In a separate congratulatory letter to other Owerri sons who won their elections, also signed by Ihenacho, specifically, Honourables Ezenwa Onyewuchi, Ikenna Elezianya, (both elected to the National Assembly), and Honourables Philip Ejiogu, Kanayo Onyemechi and, Samuel Anokam (all of the Imo House of Assembly), Ihenacho, on behalf of the WOPC, asked them to see to it that the people’s faith is restored in public service and good governance.
He also used the opportunity of the congratulatory letters to ask Ihedioha and the others to keep open July 18 – 21, for the 19th Convention of the WOPC scheduled to hold at Charlotte, North Carolina during which ideas on developmental goals will be discussed.