Hon George Ozo has assumed duties as the new transition chairman of Njikoka Local Council, with a promise to run an all-inclusive government, reports Jude Atupulazi.
The event which took place at Njikoka Secretariat, witnessed a large turnout of eminent personalities in the local government, including the immediate past transition chairman, Hon Francis Opigo Nwankwo.
Addressing his guests at the local government headquarters, Ozo assured that his government would be an open one where everyone with positive ideas would be welcomed.
Describing his appointment as divine, Ozo said he was not there as the best, but because it had been ordained by God. He pledged to work for the common good and urged everyone to be content with whatever they got.
'Our door will be wide open. Power is transient. The council is our common wealth; not our father's property. I will not hesitate to seek advice any of you,' Ozo said, while calling for concerted effort to ensure victory for Obiano in the coming guber poll.
He also assured the Head of Service of his cooperation, even as he hoped that the workers would cut down on bureaucracy in order to expedite action.
Earlier, the parish priest of St Mark's Catholic Church, Abagana, Rev Fr Paul Chimezie, had said prayers on behalf of the new council boss, asking God to guide and protect him.