The altercations between Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha and his predecessor, Ikedi Ohakim has continued unabated with Okorocha fuming at the manner Ohakim had steadily attacked his government since he (Ohakim) declared his governorship ambition.
Okorocha in a statement signed by Sam Onwuemedo, his Chief Press Secretary expressed worry that since the former Governor joined the guber contest, “he has developed the sickening impression that the only way he can achieve that tall dream is by attacking his government.
He said Ohakim’s government was the most hated and most devalued among successive governments in the history of the State.
Okorocha told Ohakim to emulate the conduct of former Governor Achike Udenwa
“He does not even talk like someone who has governed the state before. He does not also watch the conduct of Chief Achike Udenwa, also a former governor. A former governor should know when to talk and when to keep mute. Criticizing everything done by the occupant of the seat you had occupied before, smacks of frustration and envy” he said
He recalled how the former Governor had been criticizing everything he has done since the inception of his administration.
He stated “When the government began the remodeling of the children park’s bridge to connect it with Heroes’ Square to avoid the traffic jam along that Concord Hotel road whenever there is a big function at the place, Chief Ohakim picked an unfounded information from the social media and said the bridge collapsed, which was not true”.
He said the former Governor also has a habit of descending so low into minor issues.
“When the heavy rain of Friday, June 8, 2018 came with a devastating whirlwind that destroyed both private and public properties in Owerri including the roof of a building in one of the government’s built city schools, Chief Ohakim made it an issue, when there were more serious reports from other states, the rain also caused havoc.
“Other people can descend so low to be talking about such minor issues but, not a former governor of the state, who should know better. Chief Ohakim had governed the state, and let him take up Governor Okorocha on issues of governance or achievements. Okorocha said he has more than one thousand verifiable projects located in various parts of the state, let him take up such issues and not talking about roof destroyed by wind” the statement stated