Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has revealed that the current Governor of the state, Hope Uzodimma assembled “desperate political office seekers” on Saturday to abuse him.
This was revealed in a statement by Okorocha spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo. According to the statement,
“A meeting of stakeholders would not have held in Imo and out of the five governors that had governed the state, only one, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, was there. And he was reported to have joined the governor’s own faction of APC”.
The statement read further that, “No Senator from the state, former or present since 1999 was there. No House of Representatives’ member, former or present, from 1999 till date was there. No Speaker, former or present since 1999 till date, was there, except the one who is also a member of his own faction of APC”.
The statement also revealed that, “Aside Prof. Marince Iwu, who was there because his younger brother is the Secretary to the State Government, no other prominent citizen of the state was there, including those in business and politics and so on”.
Faulting Uzodimma’s claim about construction of roads, the statement read that, “The truth is that most of the roads the governor had claimed to have constructed and rehabilitated were roads constructed by Okorocha. Otherwise, let the governor mention one virgin road he had undertaken its construction since he came on board”.
It has been reported that Uzodimma’s Senior Special Assistant on print Media, Modestus Nwamkpa, cautioned Okorocha to stop “peddling lies, revealing that a stakeholders meeting that had four out of five former deputy governors, a former governor, four former speakers, former and current members of the National Assembly, religious leaders, including Catholic and Anglican bishops, as a meeting of Uzodimma’s loyalists.
According to him, “Okorocha should stop telling lies to Imo people. What should preoccupy his mind now is how to return diverted assets to Imo people”.