By David Olalekan.
The Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has advised the immediate past governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to shut up and return all government properties and monies embezzled by he and his cronies before attempting to blackmail the newly inaugurated government.
The governor made the disclosure in Owerri yesterday, through a statement by his Chief of Staff, Barr Chris Okewulonu.
Reacting to Okorocha’s claim that Governor Ihedioha was running Imo State as though he was still a lawmaker, the statement described Okorocha as ”a braggart who is empty but claims to know everything. He is a Jack of trades but master of none. He should apologize to Imo people rather than seeking for cheap attention again after the horrible things he did in Imo.”
It added that, “95% of the projects Okorocha claimed to have executed in Imo are either sub-standard or exist in his own imagination. Within a short time, Ihedioha’s achievements would dumb found Okorocha and his hirelings. The governor will not be distracted by the tantrums of a failure like Okorocha.
“I advise Okorocha to shut and stop disgracing himself further. He messed up Imo and left office in ignominy.
“Let him and his cronies first return all government properties and monies they illegally carted away before having the temerity to attempt blackmailing a government that is barely three weeks old. He who seeks for equity must first come with clean hands.”
Mr Okewulonu argued that Okorocha did not have the moral right to criticize the new governor.
“Okorocha’s hands are very dirty and he cannot therefore, criticize Governor Ihedioha known for excellence in service delivery,” he said.