Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has lambasted the state governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha over allegation that he withdrew N17 billion from the state treasury after the governorship election.
The governor said that; “Ihedioha does not have the mental or intellectual capacity to govern a highly endowed state like Imo. The guy is just smart politically. And political smartness is different from having the capacity for leadership or governance.”
Besides, his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, said;
“Ihedioha is only showing signs of early failure by his utterances. The state does not have such amount, irrespective of the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and federal allocation. I challenge Ihedioha to mention how the withdrawal was made, whether it was withdrawn in cash or through transfer.”
“He should also know that with what Governor Okorocha has achieved, Imo people won’t entertain any excuse from him. If he likes, let him talk about Okorocha from now till when he will leave as governor. The die is cast. Action speaks louder than words. Blackmail or propaganda, which the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) invested heavily in, during the 12 years they governed the state, have become old-fashioned in the state at the moment.”
“Ihedioha was contentiously declared winner, on Tuesday, and on Thursday, he came up with the allegation of the government withdrawing N17 billion. He never mentioned how the withdrawal was made? Like we said earlier, he is not an intelligent guy. He can’t cope with the challenges of governance.”