The Governor of Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has warned his predecessor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha, in a statement by Chief of Staff to the Governor, Barr Chris Okewulonu, to return Imo State funds and properties in his custody or face sanction from the state government.
He also advised the ex-governor to stop engaging in reckless utterances and blackmail gimmicks against Ihedioha.
This statement issued by the governor was in response to a statement made by Okorocha where he asked Governor Ihedioha to stop running Imo State as if he was still a 'lawmaker'.
Ihedioha added that the state was in a deplorable socio-economic political condition as a result of Okorocha’s vision-less style of administration. He also described Okorocha as “a braggart who is empty but claims to know everything. He is a Jack of trades but master of none. He should apologize to Imo people rather than seeking for cheap attention again after the horrible things he did in Imo.”
“95% of the projects Okorocha claimed to have executed in Imo are either sub-standard or exist in his own imagination. Within a short time, Ihedioha’s achievements would dumbfound Okorocha and his hirelings. The governor will not be distracted by the tantrums of a failure like Okorocha.
“I advise Okorocha to shut and stop disgracing himself further. He messed up Imo and left office in ignominy.
“Let him and his cronies first return all government properties and monies they illegally carted away before having the temerity to attempt blackmailing a government that is barely three weeks old. He who seeks for equity must first come with clean hands.”
“Okorocha’s hands are very dirty and he cannot, therefore, criticize Governor Ihedioha known for excellence in service delivery,” the statement read.
The unending feud/power tussle between current and past governor does not look like it might end any time soon.