- Rochas Okorocha has accused Emeka Ihedioha of being in power with a stolen mandate which is why the governor is always attacking him
- Okorocha was reacting to Ihedioha's remarks over his absence at the 2019 Ahiajioku lecture on Saturday, November 30
- The former governor had said that he was not at the event because it was a gathering of PDP bigwigs who came together to insult him
A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has reacted to the statement of his successor, Emeka Ihedioha, over his absence at the 2019 Ahiajioku lecture on Saturday, November 30.
The governor said that Okorocha shunned the lecture which was regarded as the Igbo intellectual harvest while he was in office.
According to The Nation, Ihedioha described his predecessor as a governor “who rode on the popularity of an essentially Igbo party to beguile Imo people but who turned out to despise everything the Igbo hold dear."
However, reacting to Ihedioha's remarks, the former governor said that what took place on Saturday was merely a gathering of top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) whose mission was to insult him.
He said: “All those who attended the event including Fani Kayode, Chief Chidoka, Chief Peter Obi, M. Echeruo, Governor Udom Emmanuel et al, are all PDP chieftains. So, it was the first get-together of the Party after the elections, in the southeast."
Okorocha claimed that Governor Ihedioha is always against him because he came into power with a stolen mandate.
He said: "Since then, he has never slept with his two eyes closed. He has remained haunted by that electoral mishap."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that Ihedioha had described the Court of Appeal ruling which affirmed his election as a vindication of the mandate delivered to him by the people of the state.
The Imo state governor, speaking on Tuesday, November 19, shortly after a five-man panel of the appellate court led by Justice Oyebisi Omoleye affirmed his victory, said the verdict of the court is a reaffirmation of confidence on Nigeria’s judicial system.
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