Ohakim, Okorocha trade words on projects

| December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

IMMEDIATE past governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Godson Ohakim has urged his successor, Governor Rochas Okorocha to complete projects, he (Ohakim) called people-oriented projects he started during his reign as governor from 2007 to 2011, rather than dissipating energy to fault his actions while in office. The former governor insisted that several of projects he initiated but left uncompleted by the time he left office in May 27, 2007 were worthy of completion.

Ohakim stated this on Wednesday in Umuduru, Isiala Mbano Local Council of Imo State at an occasion organize by some youths from the area, warning that Okorocha should not degrade his personality in public, but concentrate in developing Imo State .

But in a swift reaction, Okorocha’s Special Assistant on Media (Print), Mr. Ebere Uzoukwa, said government was studying the statement of the former governor with view to replying him.

Ohakim regretted that he had heard many uncomplimentary comments by Okorocha against him, stressing that he was ready to account for his stewardship for four years in office.

According to him, Imo people should ask questions on the N13 billion for Oguta Wonder Lake project he left behind.

“I attracted N9 billion for the dredging of Nworie River with another N200 billion for construction of four fly overs across the state which his government has abandoned. I am the architect of neatness in Owerri, capital city of the state. I made this state a tourist centre. I am not afraid of any probe because I can hold my hands up to say that I, Ohakim, did not run down the state.”

The former governor cautioned against claiming glory of projects he attracted and carried out, regretting that Imo now has the highest number of kidnap cases in Nigeria.

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