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The priority of our Govt will be transparency and accountability – Hon Irona


The Deputy Governorship candidate of peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Rt. Hon Gerald Alphonsus Irona has stated that the main priority of their government if elected in 2019 was to ensure that there is transparency and accountability in government insisting that their cardinal objective shall be strict adherence to rule of law, good governance, promotion of tourism, enhancement of agriculture, health, infrastructural development among others.
Gerald Alphonsus Irona

Hon Irona who is the deputy Governorship candidate to Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, the PDP Governorship standard bearer in next year’s election stated this on Saturday while having an interactive session with select journalists in Imo State in Oguta. He however said that he consulted media men because he believed that there won’t be good governance in any society without a participatory media. “to have good governance, you must have a participatory media” He said.

Hon Irona who was a two times Councilor, a farmer LGA Chairman, a House of Assembly and House of Representative member and now the Deputy National Financial Secretary of PDP noted that as critical stakeholders in Imo State, he decided to consult and inform the media of their plans in rebuilding Imo state come 2019 seeking their support, solidarity and constructive criticism if necessary. 

According to him, if elected, he said that they shall have what he called a ‘periodic citizens’ Dialogue’ where he said they will be interfacing with all the critical segments of the state like NBA, faith based organizations, Religious leaders among others including Journalists for a constant updates on the development of the state. He also stated that upon assumption of office, they will send an executive bill to the Imo state House of Assembly for the domestication of the freedom of information act in the state so as to ensure transparency in the running of government.

Earlier, one of the supporters of Ihedioha Campaign and the former state scribe of PDP Hon Demain Ezeagu had eulogized Rt. Hon Ihedioha describing him as the best material for Imo state governorship in 2019. Hon Ezeagu said that equity demands that Owerri zone takes its turn in 2019 noting that chief Ihedioha I a man has no blemish.

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