Imo govt Tackles Okorocha, Reveals How Ex-Governor Wasted Public Funds

Imo govt Tackles Okorocha, Reveals How Ex-Governor Wasted Public Funds

  • Imo state government has slammed Rochas Okorocha alleging that the former wasted public funds on substandard projects
  • Declan Emelumba, the state commissioner for information and strategy stated that Okorocha places his ego above the safety of people
  • According to Emelumba, the Governor Hope Uzodinma-led administration is more interested in safeguarding the lives of residents

Imo state - The former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has been accused of wasting public funds on substandard projects.

The Punch reports that the Imo state government made the accusation in Owerri, on Monday, August 16, through the state commissioner for information and strategy, Declan Emelumba.

Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha
Senator Rochas Okorocha has been accused of wasting Imo state public funds on substandard projects. Photo credit: Rochas Okorocha
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According to Emelumba, the current administration led by Governor Hope Uzodinma is more interested in safeguarding the lives of residnts in state rather than the harmful legacies of the Okorocha administration.

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Emelumba argued that the allegation by Okorocha that the government was busy demolishing his legacy projects including the Imo International Conference Centre was false.

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Okorocha fails to refrain EFCC, Imo state govt from going after his properties

Earlier, Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday, August 11, granted an order that is not in favour of Okorocha.

The judge turned down an application by the former Imo governor for an interim injunction stopping the state government from taking further steps on his property allegedly marked for confiscation.

Okorocha had asked the court to issue a restraining order against the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) and Imo state government from further interfering and confiscating his properties located in various parts of the country.

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More woes for Rochas Okorocha

Meanwhile, Oba Ebenezer Akinyemi, the Eselu of Iselu has reversed his appointment of Okorocha as Otunba Asoludero of Iselu in Yewa North local government area of Ogun state.

The traditional ruler made this known in a letter addressed to the senator.

According to Oba Akinyemi, the withdrawal and the cancellation of the installation ceremony were not done out of hatred for Okorocha, but in the interest of peace and harmony.

While urging the federal lawmaker to accept the development as an act of God, the traditional ruler advised Okorocha to keep assisting the needy and also not hesitate to help in developing Iselu community and Nigeria.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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