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Expectations are high in Imo State at the moment as Governor Hope Uzodimma prepares to host stakeholders to a meeting/luncheon next Tuesday, January 4, 2022, just a day after disclosing the names of the sponsors of terrorism.
The Eastern Updates gathered that the event is scheduled for the highbrow Ahiajoku Convention Centre, Owerri, and it would afford the governor the opportunity to the state of the state address where he would give account of his stewardship in the past two years.
Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, in a statement, said leaders of the state from all professional background are expected to attend the ceremony. He said burning issues, including security and recent developments in the state, would be addressed by the governor at the event.
Emelumba who described the stakeholders meeting as important to Uzodimma, said he was looking forward to hosting prominent citizens of the state.
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He said the governor instituted the forum as a means of reaching out to Imo people to explain his policies and programmes.
He said unlike what was obtainable in the past when government was run like a secret cult, Uzodimma believes in participatory democracy, hence the forum.
He called on everybody concerned to endeavour to attend to listen directly from the governor on how the state was governed.
Meanwhile, the Governor had recently revealed that about 18 suspects arrested by security agencies have given dependable evidence on the names of sponsors of insecurity in Imo state, adding that their names will be made public on 3 January 2022.
The governor made this disclosure in Owerri while addressing elected officials of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
According to Uzodimma, the names of the sponsors will be made known during his Imo stakeholders meeting in January.
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