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In a bold move to address the pressing challenges facing Imo State, Tony Ejiogu, a young and visionary technocrat, has emerged as a formidable gubernatorial candidate. With a refreshing perspective on governance, Ejiogu focuses on fixing the root cause of the state’s problems rather than merely addressing the symptoms.
Recognizing the concerns raised by a fellow party member regarding the absence of healthcare and education in his 5-point agenda, Ejiogu aptly responded, ‘If your house is on fire, chasing away the rodents is the least of your worries’. This analogy vividly illustrates his understanding of the critical state of affairs in Imo State. He acknowledges the importance of sectors such as healthcare and education but believes that the underlying governance issues must be resolved first.
In a passionate address to the people of Imo State, Ejiogu proclaimed, ‘Our house is on fire, and that is why we are where we are’. He firmly asserts that the fundamental structures of governance have decayed to a degree that poses a threat to the very existence of the state. Lack of trust, productivity, and safety have become rampant issues, leading to the deterioration of facilities in various sectors.
Ejiogu emphasizes that he is not a career politician making grand promises of building roads and schools. Instead, his focus lies on fixing the government and establishing a working system where all aspects of governance are executed seamlessly with prudence and honesty. By addressing the root cause, he believes that the symptoms, including poor infrastructure and dilapidated facilities, will naturally be resolved.
Drawing an analogy between teachers and the government, Ejiogu highlights that teachers do not need praise for performing their job of educating students—it is expected of them. Similarly, he believes that the government should not be lauded for executing basic responsibilities such as constructing roads and schools; it is their duty.
Ejiogu’s 5-point agenda encompasses comprehensive reforms aimed at extinguishing the fire engulfing Imo State. His vision centers on bringing back a working government where trust is restored, productivity flourishes, and safety prevails. By addressing the underlying issues, Ejiogu promises a new dawn for Imo State, a transformative era where governance functions efficiently and transparently.
Imo State stands at a crucial crossroad, and Tony Ejiogu emerges as a beacon of hope, a leader who understands the pressing need for change. With his technocratic background and unwavering commitment to serving the people, Ejiogu presents a refreshing alternative to traditional career politicians. He believes that defeating the giant challenges before Imo State and extinguishing the fire can only be accomplished through collective efforts.
As the gubernatorial elections draw near, Imo State eagerly awaits the opportunity to chart a new course under the leadership of Tony Ejiogu. His vision, coupled with his determination to fix the government, promises a brighter future where all sectors thrive, and the people of Imo State regain their confidence and pride.