- Former Imo state governor, Okorocha, has said he is not against being probed by his successor
- The former Imo state governor said he is, however, against abusing power to intimidate any of his supporters
- Okorocha made the statement in reaction to Uzodinma's order asking for the probe of his predecessors
Former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has reacted to the order issued by the new governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, asking for the tenures of his predecessors to be probed.
Reacting to Governor Uzodinma’s statement via a tweet on Thursday, January 16, Senator Okorocha said he has nothing against being investigated.
The Imo West senator, however, noted that he strongly stands against abusing power to intimidate any of his supporters.
"Let me reiterate that I have nothing against being probed.
"What I did not agree with was the attempt to misuse power to harass and intimidate me or any of my supporters," he tweeted.
Immediately after being sworn in on Wednesday, January 15, as governor of Imo, Uzodimma directed that the tenures of three past heads of governments in the state be probed.
Those whose tenures are affected as a result of the order include Ikedi Ohakim, his successor, Okorocha and Emeka Ihedioha, who until recently was in charge of the government in the state.
Uzodinma issued the order when he spoke for the first time after his inauguration. He asked the state's accountant-general to send to him the full financial standing of the state as at May 29, 2010.
While promising to make the state work again, he said his government is anchored on three ideas - rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery.
He praised the Nigerian judiciary, thanked God and said he had forgiven all those who played roles in stealing the mandate he suffered to get.
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