- Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has replied Senator Rochas Okorocha over an allegation leveled against him
- Okorocha had accused Uzodinma of being incompetent to govern the state successfully
- The governor, through his commissioner of information, Declan Emelumba, said Okorocha ran the state aground when he was the governor for eight years
The crisis rocking the Imo chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken another twist as the state government verbally attacked Senator Rochas Okorocha for alleging that Governor Hope Uzodinma ordered the invasion of his daughter's warehouse.
This Day reports that the state government described Okorocha as a shameless and irredeemable politician.
Okorocha, who was the former governor of the state, had said Uzodinma was overwhelmed with governance and asked the governor to learn a few lessons in administering a state like Imo.
He said the latest attack on him was because, during a burial in the state, the people of the state expressed their love for him while the entire people went silent when Uzodinma stood up to speak.
The state government, in a statement signed by the commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba, said Okorocha would have long been a candidate for jail if not for the fact that the government wanted to follow due process to the letter.
“For a man that his hands are filled with a stinking, shameful past to be boasting of non-existing popularity confirms that he is shameless and irredeemable."
The government argued that it was an insult on the person of Uzodinma for Okorocha to have offered to teach him some lessons in governance.
“What is he going to teach Uzodinma? How to loot the state? How to build China roads? How to convert government university to personal property? Or how to run ‘familitocracy’? You cannot give what you don’t have"
The statement said that it was unfortunate that the former governor had not come to terms with the fact that Imo people wanted him to be thrown into jail for his alleged atrocities in office for eight years.
Emelumba also explained that projects being demolished constituted risk to the lives of Imo people because of their substandard nature and failure to adhere to stipulated guidelines.
He said the state was riddled with failed roads and abandoned projects for which full contact sums were paid but yet not completed.
Emelumba said since Uzodinma defeated Okorocha in the APC primary and the main election, there was no doubt as to who is more popular.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Rochas Okorocha said he and other progressive-minded politicians are muting a new political order ahead of 2023.
It was reported that he said this is as a result of the silent agitations and complaints across the country against the current state of the nation.