The outgoing governor, of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha on Monday
challenged the Governor -elect of the state, Chief Emeka Ihedioha to
probe him over his withdrawal of the sum of N17 billion from the
state treasury if he can.
This followed a public comment by Chief Ihedioha who had of recent,
threatened to recover the said N17billion which he alleged was
withdrawn by the outgoing Governor few days after the announcement of
the governorship and house of assembly elections which was conducted
in the state.
According to the governor elect that money was “Imo Property” from the
governor with directives to financial institutions in the state
against further dealings with him (Okorocha).
He further said that the incoming administration under his watch
would also recover all illegally acquired government property by the
outgoing governor and other individuals.
In an official statement signed and issued from the office of the
Chief press secretary to the outgoing governor, the outgoing governor
said that the governor-elect lacked the capacity to measure up with
Okorocha’s numerous achievements in the state, he added that the
Ihedioha was only laying the foundation for excuses to Imo people why
he would fail as a governor.
He challenged Ihedioha to mention how the alleged N17 billion
withdrawal was made and where in the state saying, “Where in Imo
State with meager federal allocation and Internally Generated Revenue
can one see N17 billion to withdraw? He is coming to be governor with
the only income he made at the National Assembly because, prior to his
going to the National Assembly, he never did any paid job and is
trying now to blackmail a man adjudged to be the highest property
owner both in Owerri and in Abuja several years before coming for