Stakeholders of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Imo State have taken former Governor Rochas Okorocha to the cleaner over an alleged request to Governor Hope Uzodinma to disband all panels set up to probe him.
The stakeholders reacted in a release signed by their spokesperson, Ikechukwu Noel Onuoha.
According to him, for Okorocha to have made those requests after allegedly creating hardship in the state during the eight years of his administration was not only wicked, unwholesome and primitive, but a calculated attempt to escape justice at all cost.
The release reads in parts, “few days ago, in an enlarged meeting of APC stakeholders at the Government House, Owerri, Governor Hope Uzodinma told members in attendance that Senator Rochas Okorocha requested him to stop all ongoing probe panels set up by the immediate past government of Emeka Ihedioha to look into allegations of conversion of public properties to personal use, looting of state’s resources amongst others”
“Governor Uzodinma further disclosed to party stakeholders that Okorocha also begged him to accord recognition to Mr. Daniel Nwafor as APC Chairman in the state as well as unconditional recall of sacked Local Government Chairmen as a precondition to support his administration”
“Regrettably, when all his selfish requests were rebuffed and rejected, Okorocha turned back and regrouped with the oppositions to fight him with a view to discrediting his administration”
“As APC stakeholders in Imo State, we view this self centered requests and sudden outbursts of former Governor and Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha as not only wicked, unwholesome and repulsive, but a calculated attempt to escape justice after making mockery of the state resources at his disposal as Governor for eight (8) years”.
“Meanwhile, Governor Uzodinma’s bold stand in rejecting Okorocha’s uncivilized requests has proven that he is willing to correct all the ruins caused by previous governments in the state”.
“As a man on a mission to revamp and salvage the state’s economy, we have noted criminally motivated plots by the former Governor and his cohorts to use scrupulous elements to cause mayhem in the state in order to divert government’s attention from his ongoing probe”.
“It is quite wicked, diversionary and condemnable that a man that created hardship in the state for eight (8) years, illegally and forcefully took over people’s lands, and raped the state is still struggling to come back to government through the back door. God forbid!”
“It is on the records that Chief Barr Marcelinus Nlemigbo is the legally and duly recognized APC Chairman in the state, and his position in that regard is never an issue in contention. We challenge Okorocha and his cohorts to prove us wrong”
“Okorocha should be aware that his purported local government Chairmen were sacked by the immediate past administration of Emeka Ihedioha, and this same group of sacked Chairmen had congratulated Governor Uzodinma and pledged their loyalty shortly after his emergence”
“While the Governor is still reviewing the genuineness of these sacked Chairmen to work with, the public is urged to see Okorocha’s requests as part of his usual greedy tendencies that put Imo state into confusion before the emergence of the present Shared Prosperity Administration anchored on 3Rs of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Recovery”.