A former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has accused his successor, Emeka Ihedioha of occupying office on a stolen mandate. Okorocha disclosed this while issuing a rebuttal to a statement attributed to his successor.
Ihedioha had lampooned the former governor over his absence at the 2019 Ahiajioku lecture on Saturday, November 30. The governor chided Okorocha for shunning the lecture which was regarded as the Igbo intellectual harvest while he was in office.
Furthermore, Ihedioha described his predecessor as a governor; “who rode on the popularity of an essentially Igbo party to beguile Imo people but who turned out to despise everything the Igbo hold dear.”
However, Okorocha replied that the event was merely a gathering of top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); whose mission was to insult him.
He said: “All those who attended the event including Fani Kayode, Chief Chidoka, Chief Peter Obi, M. Echeruo, Governor Udom Emmanuel et al, are all PDP chieftains. So, it was the first get-together of the Party after the elections, in the southeast.
Ihedioha lacks capacity to govern Imo State, says Okorocha
”Governor Ihedioha has shown that he does not have the capacity to govern the State. He is not on seat to abuse Okorocha.”
Okorocha claimed that Governor Ihedioha is always against him because he came into power with a stolen mandate.
He said: “Since then, he has never slept with his two eyes closed. He has remained haunted by that electoral mishap.”
According to Okorocha, Ihedioha’s major achievement in the past seven months was the constant abuse of himself (Okorocha); “because he is cowed or intimidated by Okorocha’s existing achievements. He can’t cope and has no other option than to resort to abuses”.
Meanwhile, the 2019 edition of the Ahajioku Festival seems to have attracted some controversy, following the brick-bats between Ihedioha and his predecessor.