Saipan – Former CNMI Governor Fitial’s staunchest critics are applauding him for resigning.
Delegate Gregorio Kilili Sablan, thanked Fitial for saving the people of the CNMI from what would have been a lengthy trial in the Senate. And House Speaker Joseph Deleon Guerrero, the main author of the impeachment allegations against Fitial, said he’s happy with Fitial’s resignation. But the CNMI now has to move forward.
New Governor Eloy Inos told reporters Wednesday that is just what he plans on doing. Inos said he has a “very ambitious agenda” for the CNMI given that he has only less than two years under his inherited term.
In an interview with Saipan Tribune shortly after he was sworn into office yesterday, Inos said to kick things off all Cabinet members are up for review.
In addition, he will also look into the emergency declarations for the Commonwealth Utilities Corp. and the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation as well as the proposed extradition of former attorney general and now fugitive Edward Buckingham.
Inos said he will review the emergency declaration for CUC and see whether a board of directors can be re-instituted, while he will look at the memorandum from the Office of the Public Auditor on the extradition of Buckingham.
Inos and new Lt. Gov. Jude Hofschneider were sworn in yesterday after former governor Benigno Fitial resigned 15 days before his impeachment trial. Inos is expected to run for governor in the 2014 general elections.