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Ihedioha Making Reason To Squander N42 Billion I Left Behind – Okorocha



The immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has chided his successor’s condemnation of the condition of the Government House, Owerri saying that such claims by Governor Emeka Ihedioha were apparently preparing ground to utilize the N42 billion he allegedly left behind.

Okorocha in a statement issued by his media adviser, Sam Onwuemeodo also flayed what he described as the new governor’s dictatorial attitude.

He said:

“On Tuesday, June 4, 2019 the Governor of Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha said that his predecessor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha operated from a bush bar in Government House, which he said was an eyesore and that is the reason he has decided to operate from outside at the moment. He had earlier described the entire Government House as a decayed place.

“From all indications, Chief Ihedioha has no programme for Imo people. He appears stranded since May 29, 2019 when he took over. That is why, he has never made any policy statement or any comment associated with governance. He has been threatening fire and brimstone and trying to incite Imo people against Okorocha but has met brickwall.

“In fact, his constant negative remarks about the brand new Government House Owelle Okorocha handed over to him was just to find a way of squandering the N42.5billion the former governor left behind for him. He has come with the known PDP style of giving flimsy excuses as prelude to wasteful expenditures.

“The Government House Chief Ihedioha is laboring in vain to run down is the same Government House Nigerians of note including front row media practitioners in the Country had visited at one time or the other and made their complimentary remarks. It is the same Government House most Imo people have also been to.

“We want to say again that the Government House Okorocha handed over to Governor Ihedioha was brand new with Ultra-modern structures, unlike the ghetto the PDP administrations for twelve years had operated from.

“Chief Ihedioha should commend Rochas Okorocha for handing over such a befitting Government House to him, instead of resorting to cheap propaganda. Imo people have already lost interest in his administration because of the way he has taken off.

“Chief Ihedioha should also appreciate the fact that he is a civilian governor and not a military administrator. He should minimize his rate of giving ultimatums and issuing threats. He is also fond of saying “I” will do this. “I” will do that. The government is not his private property. He should be advised on certain democratic ethos.”

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