Former Imo State Governor, Sen. Rochas Okorocha, has warned Governor Hope Uzodinma to stop the destruction of projects and legacies he left in the state and should fight him directly.
Okorocha made this assertion in response to the demolition of the Somtochukwu Hospital built during his administration.
According to the Senator, Uzodinma should separate Imo assets from their personal fights; even as he noted that the projects are meant for the people.
“My key projects are left to rot in Imo. My heart bleeds over the present demolition of Somto Hospital. Fight me alone, don’t fight the people of Imo state.
“Why do you fight the properties of the Imo state government? A fight against Rochas Okorochamust be separated from that of Imo state assets,”said Okorocha; who is now the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District.
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However, in a swift reaction, the Secretary of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Ray Emeana, said Okorocha did the same thing when he became the governor by destroying his predecessor’s projects.
Indeed, Emeana accused Okorocha of demolishing the Eke Ukwu Owerri Market; as well as other structures belonging to the state during his time in office.
“Okorocha did the same thing Uzodinma is doing now. He destroyed the Eke Ukwu Owerri Market where the poor in the society sustained their lives from.
“The same APC that demolished the market is the same party that is demolishing the structure now. This is not what Imo people need as of now, where workers have not been paid their salaries; pensions hanging and hunger ravaging the entire society,” Emeana said.
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