- The new governor of Imo state has said he cannot perform his official duty at the Government House
- According to Governor Ihedioha, the Government House is an eyesore
- The governor also said Okorocha's government was not prepared to handover or ready to receive his government
Governor Emeka Ihedioha has said that he cannot do his work from Government House, describing the place as an eyesore.
Vanguard reports that the governor of Imo state spoke on Sunday, June 2, saying the state of the Government House makes it difficult for him to operate officially.
Ihedioha claimed he does not have any document to know the current financial status of the state, claiming the past governor, Rochas Okorocha, did not properly hand-over to him.
It was reported that it was for this reason that “Ihedioha was pushed to suspend transactions of every government ministry and department.”
He said: “We have difficulties operating from Imo Government House now. But I told Imo people that we will start work and give no excuses.
“We will give dividends of democracy irrespective of the status of the state of facilities I inherited from the outgone administration.
“The government that ended was not prepared to handover or ready to receive us. I thank Imo people for receiving us and we shall serve the state with the fear of God.”
Meanwhile, Ihedioha denied ordering the demolition of the Akachi tower, which was the monument built by his predecessor, Okorocha.
The demolition of the towers came barely 24 hours after Ihedioha was sworn into office on Wednesday, May 29, The Nation reports.
Many indigenes of the state have highly criticized the action, saying that the towers were built by public funds and as such should not be destroyed to get back at the previous administration.
It should be noted that the Akachi tower, which is one of the tourist attractions in the state, was built on a reclaimed dumpsite that was abandoned by the previous government before Okorocha’s administration.
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During the demolition, soldiers stood guard to stop journalist from covering the exercise.
The monument was one of the structures commissioned by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo just barely a week to its demolition.
There are fears in the state, that the new governor may also destroy other structures that were built by the previous government
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