REPORTER: CHINAZO ILECHUKWU
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will continue to improve on the gains recorded in the electoral process and will not waiver in ensuring the sanctity of the ballot box.
The INEC National Commissioner in charge of South East, Mr. Kenneth Ukeagu, stated this during the issuance of certificate of return to the Governor-elect of Imo State, Chief Hope Uzodimma and the Deputy Governor, Chinyere Ekomaru in Owerri.
Mr. Ukeagu reminded the Governor-elect of his obligation to deliver good governance and urged him to continue to uphold the unity of the people of Imo State.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Imo State, Professor Sylvia Agu, while congratulating Governor Uzodimma on his victory at the poll urged him to deliver on his promise during electioneering which earned him the victory.
The Governor-elect and Governor of Imo State Chief Hope Uzodimma attributed his victory to God and his outstanding performance in office and vowed to consolidate on the gains recorded by his administration.
Governor Uzodimma extend hand of fellowship with those who contested with him and vowed to uphold Imo Charter of Equity to guarantee power shift to Imo East senatorial district, otherwise known as Owerri zone.
He commended INEC and security agencies for conducting what he termed “peaceful and credible election” and promised to run an all inclusive government.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU