22 March 2019

Nigeria: Imo - PDP in Hurry to Resume Looting - Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has accused his would-be successor, Emeka Ihedioha, and members of the opposition Peoples 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 was dissipating energy on inanities.

He said, "members of the PDP in the state are obviously in a hurry to resume their usual looting of the treasury and properties of the state... reading their body language and considering their utterances especially when they have stayed out of power for eight years.

"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"They are either talking about non-existent N17 billion that has been withdrawn by the government or about the lands to revoke and the vehicles that have been auctioned or threatening fire and brimstone. And when they were challenged to say where in Imo one can find N17 billion to withdraw and whether the money was withdrawn cash or by transfer, they evaporated," the statement said.

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