- Governor Okorocha has hit back at former governor of the state, Achike Udenwa
- The Imo governor cautioned his predecessor Udenwa against attacking his administration
- Okorocha also challenged Udenwa to publish his achievements for juxtaposition with his
Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha and one of his predecessors, Achike Udenwa, seem not to have sheathed the swords as both continue attacks on each other, with the former describing the latter as the worst governor the state ever produced.
Okorocha and Udenwa have been at loggerhead with less than 2 month to the end of the Imo governor's eight-year administration.
Udenwa had earlier berated the incumbent Imo governor saying his administration is ridden with corruption, greediness and lack of focus.
However, in a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha challenged his predecessor to publish his achievements for juxtaposition with successes recorded under his eight-year administration.
The governor, who said Udenwa was also attacking President Muhammadu Buhari and former governor of the state, Ikedi Ohakim, over undisclosed reason, accused the former governor of envying his achievement, Guardian reports.
He said: “In less than four weeks, Udenwa, who governed Imo State from 1999 to 2007 has launched unprecedented media attacks against Okorocha, Ohakim and President Muhammadu Buhari.
“While Ohakim had replied him, we decided to hold our peace because we believe that at times, silence is golden. But the two term former governor has continued the attack on Okorocha for reasons that could only be known to him.
“Udenwa is adjudged the worst governor Imo State has had in both military and civilian dispensations. He blew away the eight years he held sway as governor and should not blame anybody but himself.
“If he feels that this claim is false let him be patriotic enough to publish his achievements for the eight years he was governor and let Okorocha publish his own achievements for also eight years, since they both did eight years.
“In fact, he is envious of Okorocha because while he left no footprints behind, Okorocha is leaving behind enviable footprints as Imo governor for eight years."
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Okorocha, however, cautioned the former governor against his public outburst and attacks on his administration, saying such unguided public spats will not be tolerated.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Okorocha said there was a plot to cripple him politically ahead of 2023 and that’s why he was denied his Certificate of Return as senator-elect for the Imo West senatorial district.
He made the comment while speaking with newsmen at the Imo Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja, on Thursday, March 14.
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