Ihedioha will enforce FoI Act, obey court orders in Imo – Gerald Irona
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s governorship candidate in Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, would ensure full enforcement of the Freedom of Information Act (FoI), if elected.
His running mate, Gerald Irona, made the pledge at the weekend in his Oguta country home while speaking with party faithful and the media.
He added that Ihedioha’s government would similarly obey judgments and orders by courts of competent jurisdiction, while all judgment debts would be settled.
Irona said he would collect all his financial and material entitlements as deputy governor, if elected, unlike others who promised not to do so but did the contrary, including carting away public resources.
The running mate, who solicited the cooperation of the media, promised to ensure transparent and accountable administration.
He said: “For us to have a transparent and responsible government, we must adopt and ensure enforcement of the FoI Act, where government’s income and expenditure will be published. We shall have due process in our government.”
Irona, a former member of the House of Representatives, and Imo State House of Assembly, was also chairman of Oguta Local Council, among others.
According to him: “Our cardinal objective shall be good governance, rule of law, qualitative, technical and finishing education, agriculture and infrastructural development. Everything I have said, God willing, we shall abide by it.
“We would not be afraid of the challenges we shall meet. Rather, we shall surmount them with your prayers. Our administration shall appoint qualified and sound attorney general and commissioner for justice. Ihedioha’s administration shall not embark on wanton destruction of citizens properties.”
He stressed that they would implement the new minimum wage when it finally begins, and block all financial and material leakages in the state.