Former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim
A former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, said on Friday that if he returned to office as the governor he would ensure that Governor Rochas Okorocha “refunds every kobo he appropriated from the state treasury.”
Ohakim, who was governor of the state between 2007 and 2011, spoke in Owerri, the state capital, when he declared his intention to contest the governorship of the state on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance.
Addressing his supporters, the ex-governor said, “I am the only former governor of the state that is still electable and who has the capacity to fix Imo.
“I handed over N26.6bn to Rochas Okorocha in 2011. If I am re-elected in 2019, I will use all democratic means to make sure that Imo fund is recovered. I will retrieve Imo Eastern Palm University and make it the Orlu campus of the Imo State University.
“Okorocha has turned Imo to a monarchical place where a father-in-law wants to handover to his son-in-law. I know what was where in Government House in 2011. I have the experience to repair Imo.
“No matter what it takes, I shall bring back Eke-Ukwu Owerri if I become governor in 2019. I will bring back tricycles in Owerri. I have sworn to an affidavit of assurance to Imo people and I shall use the last drop of my blood to serve Imo people.”
Ohakim stated that Nigeria must restructure in order to move the country forward, adding that APGA was the identity of Ndigbo.