Stephen Ukandu, News & Features Editor
Ikengaonline performance report on Gov. Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State; and his Imo State counterpart, Senator Hope Uzodimma, will be published Tuesday, January 30.
The special report was carried out by Ikengaonline, a non-profit media organisation dedicated to public accountability and good governance, in collaboration with Dataphyte, a data analytics company.
The Governors were assessed on nine major measurable metrics, and data subjected to critical analysis by experts and professionals in various fields.
Specific measurable areas were considered, with a focus on key sectors of governance to determine the impact of the administration on the people they were elected to govern.
While the investigation x-rayed Uzodimma’s first tenure of four years as Imo Governor, Soludo was evaluated based on his two years in office.
Similar investigation had been conducted on three immediate-past South-East Governors – Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia, Dave Umahi of Ebonyi, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State.
Their scorecards were released on the eve of their exit from power, May 28, 2023.
Synopsis of the awaited scorecard revealed that unlike Okezie Ikpeazu, and Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who failed woefully in all the metrics, and Umahi that scored a pass in three of the nine categories (33%), Soludo got pass in four of the nine sectors representing 44.4%.
Like the duo of Ikpeazu and Ugwuanyi, Gov Uzodinma posted abysmal performance except in infrastructure where he got a pass.
Details of the scorecard are contained in the full report expected to hit the media space tomorrow.
Ikengaonline is the flagship of South-East on-line platforms specially focused on holding leaders of the zone accountable.
The investigative report was carried out with the support of Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, WSCIJ, and the MacArthur Foundation.