Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has accused former Governor Rochas Okorocha, of embezzling N1 trillion during his administration.
Ihedioha, in a statement on Friday by his Special Adviser on Media, Steve Osuji, said this in reaction to a statement by Okorocha that Ihedioha spent N2.8 billion on sanitation.
“We are taking our time in unveiling the numerous atrocities of the last administration and certainly, he must answer for all the evil he did against the people of Imo State,” Mr Osuji said.
“It is very strange that a former Governor could sit and concoct lies. How could Governor Emeka Ihedioha spend N2.8b on sanitation? What was it used for? Okorocha’s problem is that he is so used to lies that he no longer knows the difference between lies and the truth.
“The state spends only about Twenty-Five Million Naira on sanitation and the bulk of the funds come from support from corporate organizations as part of their corporate social responsibility.”
The statement also addressed Okorocha’s allegation that Ihedioha had within two months in office built a hotel in Abuja and new houses in Owerri and in his village.
“As at today, Governor Ihedioha operates from his private residence in Owerri, following the pillage and vandalisation of Government House by former Governor Okorocha and his cronies.
“How could he say the Governor is building new houses, when he owns a palatial residence in Owerri, where he operates from and mansions in his village, built many years ago? The question is – are houses built in two months?” he said.
The spokesman also said the present administration would remain on course to “recover Imo people’s funds and property looted by Rochas Okorocha and his cronies.”