The Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has challenged the Governor-elect of the state, Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, to probe him when he leaves office.
The Governor said this while debunking recent allegation by Ihedioha and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state that he has already withdrawn N17 billion from the state treasury.
According to the outgoing governor, Ihedioha has every right to investigate even the food he and his family ate in Government House from 2011 to 2019.
He described the allegation as unfounded, adding that Ihedioha lacks the capacity to lead Imo State.
It had been earlier reported that Ihedioha had given directives to financial institutions in the state against further transactions with the Okorocha-led government.
The Governor-elect also vowed to “recover all properties acquired illegally by governor Okorocha.”
Reacting in a press statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha said, “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 Okorocha from now till when he will leave as governor. The die is cast. Action speaks louder than words.
“Blackmail or propaganda, which the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) invested heavily in, during the 12 years they governed the state, have become old-fashioned in the state at the moment.
“Ihedioha was contentiously declared winner, on Tuesday, and on Thursday, he came up with the allegation of the government withdrawing N17 billion. He never mentioned how the withdrawal was made?
“Like we said earlier, he is not an intelligent guy. He can’t cope with the challenges of governance.”.