PHOTOS: Senator Hope Uzodinma Sworn In As Governor Of Imo State

6 months ago by: Daniel Bosai
-- Online (m) at 15-01-2020 09:18PM

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Senator Hope Uzodinma has been sworn in as the Governor of Imo State few hours after receiving the Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He was sworn in by the Chief Judge of the state, Paschal Nnadi, Wednesday, barely twenty-four hours after a seven-man panel of the Supreme Court declared him the winner of the election held in March 2019.

He, however, signed the required documents empowering him as the seventh governor of the state.

Placid Njoku also took the oath of office and allegiance as the deputy governor of Imo state at 7:18 pm.

Dignitaries at the event include the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiohmole, former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, among others.

He spoke this in Owerri, after he was sworn in as the sixth governor of Imo state, with his running mate, Placid Njoku, by the Chief Judge of Imo state, Paschal Nnadi.
Vanguard had monitored the development since, 11:00am on Wednesday, as thousands of Imo people continued to occupy the Heroes square in order to witness the ceremony.
Just as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomole, and the minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajuba, joined Uzodinma in the swearing merriment.
The swearing-in happened in such a way that unity played out between the warring factions of Imo APC in the state, as they were seen working tirelessly to ensure that Uzodinma’s swearing-in was a success.
Importantly, it was like the first time the members of the Allied forces led by Theodore Ekechi that stopped Okorocha from installing his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as governor in 2019,  and Okorocha’s camp met for a common interest.
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