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[Opinion] Possible Reason Emeka Ihedioha Remains One of The Most Loved Politicians In Imo State

Honourable Emeka Ihedioha is the immediate past Governor of Imo State who was removed from office by the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He contested and won the March 2019 Imo state governorship election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). However, his victory was overturned by the Supreme Court on January 14, 2020. 

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Before contesting for the governorship position, Ihedioha served as a House of Representatives Member, representing Aboh Mbaise/Ngor-Okpala Federal Constituency in the National Assembly. At a point, he rose to the rank of Deputy Speaker of the House. During his days in the House of Representatives, his constituency witnessed massive construction of roads and other projects aimed to ameliorate the sufferings of the people.

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Emeka Ihedioha's achievements while serving as a House of Representatives member were set to be replicated when he assumed office as the Executive Governor of Imo State before his removal by the Supreme Court. It should be recalled that his Rebuild Imo administration adopted the Rural Area Motorable and Accessibility Project (RAMP) with the plan to construct roads across several communities within the 27 local government areas in the state. 

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Arguably, during the few months that Emeka Ihedioha spent as the Governor of Imo State, many people in the state were in high spirits as there were signs that better things awaited the state in the coming days. However, the hope for a new dawn was abruptly brought to an end when the Supreme removed Ihedioha from office. Since his removal, the former Governor has continued to be loved and cherished by Imo people.

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It is arguable that there is no living former Governor of Imo State whose presence at any occasion attracts the kind of crowd that greets Ihedioha whenever he attends any event. With this, many people could be wondering why the former Governor is loved so much to the extent that it can be argued that he is the most loved politician in the state. In my view, I believe that love for Ihedioha is a reciprocal of the love he has for his people. 

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It is arguable that Ihedioha loves Imo people and his constituents a lot. The works he did both as a House of Representatives’ member, and Governor of Imo State have shown that he truly loves Imo people. In return, Imo people love him for always putting their interests first. I believe that is the reason why the former Governor is arguably one of the most loved politicians in Imo State.

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