Emeka Ihedioha, the Imo State Governor -elect, on Tuesday said that he want his inauguration ceremony, scheduled for May 29, to be devoid of fanfare.

Ihedioha spoke in Owerri, the state capital, on Tuesday during the inauguration of the committee responsible for May 29 ceremony.

Ihedioha promised that his administration would obey the rule of law and follow due process.

“We intend to take off with an interdenominational church service, inaugural lecture and sundry activities specifically designed, taking into consideration the sorry state of affairs of the state and the need to reflect the realities on the ground in Imo today,” said Ihedioha.

“We want a sombre ceremony devoid of the usual pomp heralding a new administration.

“Of course, the PDP and Imo people are entitled to a little celebration of a hard-won victory. A victory heralded as a liberation of the state from the shackles of bad governance, maladministration, destruction of the structures and institutions of representative government, nepotism, and absolute lack of due process in the way governmental business is conducted.

“We must however not celebrate too much but get ready for the great and difficult task ahead. Imo State is in a hurry to recover.”