The newly sworn-in Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who was on Tuesday declared Imo State governor-elect by the Supreme Court and took the oath of office during a simple ceremony at the Heroes Square in Owerri yesterday, have announced his intention to look into the accounts and contracts awarded from May 29, 2010 till date.
Uzodinma who arrived at the swearing venue from Abuja with his wife, children and his running mate, Prof. Placidius Njoku, at 7.15 pm, directed the Accountant-General to forward to his office all financial transactions between May 29, 2010 till date which covers the tenures of Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Senator Rochas Okorocha and the short-lived tenure of Rt Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, within four working days.
The governor also asked permanent secretaries to forward to his office, all contracts awarded and their statuses within the same period.
Uzodinma said at the ceremony that he felt highly fulfilled that justice had at last been served,. He described his Supreme Court victory as divine. The governor commended the judiciary for standing up for the truth in spite of the technicalities employed by the lower courts to deny him victory.