Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has raised alarm that the state is going through serious challenges.
He, however, assured the people that his administration will not witch hunt political opponents.
Ihedioha spoke while receiving a delegation of the Christian Association of Nigeria-CAN, led by the National President, Rev. (Dr.) Sampson Ayokunle, in Owerri.
The Governor, represented by his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Gerald Irona, explained why the delegation was received at his private residence.
Irona stated: “It is not in the habit of His Excellency Governor Emeka Ihedioha to engage or host government guests in his private residence.
“We are facing tough challenges in the state. We inherited no office and residence, so, we decided to carry out our constitutional responsibilities from our private residence.
“I want to assure you that we will serve the people of Imo State with all our heart. It is true that in the course of carrying out our functions, we may step on toes, but, I assure you that it is targeted at sanitizing Imo State.
“We shall do it believing that we will keep to our promise to the good people of Imo State while we were campaigning, which was that we will be fair to all.
“Our government, ably led by Governor Emeka Ihedioha promised people of the state that the rule of law shall be the cardinal point of the administration.
“I want to assure you that we shall not witch hunt anybody. We shall be fair to all, believing that Imo State belongs to all of us”.
He also urged the Christian Association of Nigeria to continue to pray and preach for peace and security in the country, saying that the country needs peace.
Speaking, Ayokunle urged the Governor to continue to be humble, adding that God likes humble disposition.
He said, “God chose you for a purpose. God does not make mistakes. God does not look as man looks. He looks at the inside of a man and not at the outside.
“Remember the parable of the rich fool. Since God gave you this position, don’t boast. Be humble and do your work with humility because God loves humble people.
“People will provoke you but don’t boast. If you don’t boast, what God has given you is a tip of the iceberg, because God respects the humble.”