Rochas Okorocha, the Governor of Imo state has denied allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party in the state that he made a withdrawal of N17bn from the government purse in four days.
In a statement signed on Monday by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha called on Emeka Ihedioha who won the March 9 governorship poll in the state under the PDP to show proof that these withdrawals were made.
According to Okorocha, Ihedioha is “is just being smart politically, but political smartness is different from having the capacity for leadership or governance.
“Where in Imo State, with a meagre Federal Allocation and Internally Generated Revenue, can one get N17bn to withdraw?
“He is coming to become governor with the only income he made at the National Assembly because prior to his going to the National Assembly, he never did any paid job. And he is trying now to blackmail a man adjudged to be the highest property owner both in Owerri and in Abuja many years before becoming governor.”
“He has not said anything about free education, urban renewal and other sensitive people-oriented programmes and policies of the Rescue Mission Government in the state. He is only talking about money and property. A man who failed as a member of the House of Representatives won’t do magic as a governor.
“He should also know that with what Governor Okorocha has achieved, Imo people won’t entertain any excuse from him. If he likes let him talk about Rochas Okorocha from now till when he will leave as governor.”
Okorocha added, “After May 29, 2019, he has every right to probe even the food Rochas Okorocha and the family ate in Government House.”