GOVERNOR-ELECT, IMO STATE.
RE: 52–MEMBER JOINT TRANSITION COMMITTEE INAUGURATED BY GOVERNOR ROCHAS OKOROCHA
Our attention has been drawn to the press statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Imo State on the above subject matter.
We consider as needless, the deliberate misrepresentation of facts, aimed at provoking unnecessary altercation between both committees at a time the smooth transition should be our utmost priority.
We wish to state clearly that what took place at the Government House on May 3, 2019 was only a meeting of the 31-member committee, headed by Mr. Ernest Ebi, drawn from the Committees earlier inaugurated by His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON, Governor-elect, Imo State and the 21-member transition committee of His Excellency, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State.
There was no fresh inauguration of a “52- member joint transition committee” by the Governor or his representative as claimed in the said release.
The team to the Government House led by Barr. Chris Okewulonu, had previously been inaugurated by the Governor-elect, while Governor Okorocha had also inaugurated his team the previous day, all in a bid to ensure a hitch-free transition. It was therefore inappropriate for the said press statement to convey the erroneous impression that there was a fresh inauguration when the two teams interfaced.
It is important that correct information on the activities of the two Committees is, at all times, fed the public to ensure a seamless and smooth transition by May 29, 2019.
Media Aide to the Governor-elect
May 4, 2019