Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has accused his would-be successor, Emeka Ihedioha, and members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of “being in a hurry to resume looting after eight years of being out of power.”
Okorocha, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, said instead of telling Imo people what they would do for them in terms of surpassing his achievements, the incoming administration is dissipating energy on inanities.
He said, “Members of the People’s Democratic Party in the State are obviously in a hurry to resume their usual looting of the treasury and properties of the State, reading their body languages and considering their utterances especially when they have stayed out of Power for eight years without reprieve.
“Since the party’s Candidate, Chief Emeka Ihedioha was fraudulently declared winner of the governorship election in the State following the askance role of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Francis Ezeonu, the party and its members have not made any policy statement on where they are taking-off from and where they are going from there.
“They are either talking about non-existent N17billion that has been withdrawn by the government or talking about the lands to revoke and the vehicles that have been auctioned or threatening fire and brimstone. And when they were Challenged to say where in Imo one can find N17b to withdraw and whether the money was withdrawn Cash or by transfer, they evaporated.
Okorocha said that Imo people never voted for the PDP and would not have voted for the party and its Candidate Chief Emeka Ihedioha, but the REC in Imo decided to return the Party to Power at all cost and by all means for his own selfish reasons, adding, “The only good thing about the PDP coming back to Power even if it is for three months is for Imo people to see clearly the large extent Okorocha has assiduously worked and transformed the State. Reason being that it is only when one marries two wives that he would be in a position to say which one is better.”