- Senator Rochas Okorocha has dismissed claims that he spent the sum of N106 billion on fictitious contracts
- The former governor has demanded for the report indicting him to be published
- Okorocha said the projects he executed are visible for all to see
Senator Rochas Okorocha has challenged the Imo state government to publish a report which accused him of fraudulently spending N106 billion on fictitious contracts.
The former governor in a statement through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo dismissed the allegations against him, The Sun reported.
Onwuemeodo asked the Hope Uzodinma administration to publish the list of contractors who allegedly handled projects under the Okorocha regime.
He also challenged the Imo government to disclose the amount paid to the contractors.
The spokesperson said it is on record that the Okorocha administration executed befitting projects.
He questioned how the former governor could have embezzled funds for the projects when the projects were actually executed.
"We have always claimed that Okorocha as Governor had more than one thousand projects to his credit and nobody, including the Government in Imo, has said it is not true or has openly challenged us to publish the projects because they know that the projects exist. And if they exist, how would have someone made away with N106 billion and still do such befitting projects."
In another report, Rochas Okorocha has indicated his interest to run for the presidency in the 2023 presidential election.
Okorocha said that his motive for the post is based on the need to deal with the issues of insecurity, poverty, and the return to national unity, The Guardian reported.
The former governor made it clear that becoming a Nigerian president has nothing to do with religion or ethnicity.
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