A governorship aspirant in Imo State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Emeka Ihedioha, has said the best way to develop the state is to entrench good governance.
According to Ihedioha, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Imo people have for the past seven years endured poor governance, which has disillusioned them.
He said the level of indebtedness into which the state had allegedly been plunged was enough to scare away anyone having the ambition to run for the governorship poll.
A statement on Thursday quoted him as saying this at the weekend.
He said, “It is difficult, if not impossible, to expect meaningful development in an environment where basic fundamentals of governance are grossly lacking.
“It will take a whole lot to put Imo State back on the path of glory but good governance which requires focus and experience can help fast-track it.”
Ihedioba, however, said for the love of the state, he was ready to face the challenge of governing the state despite what he described as its huge debt profile.
He added, “The challenge is huge indeed, when we consider the heavy burden of the debt incurred over time. But because I believe it is not insurmountable, that is why I am offering myself for service at this critical time.”