This came on a day, mallam, Okorocha assured Imo people that the state will soon enjoy steady power supply. Ihedioha also challenged the governor to publish for public consumption the reports of SURE-P, NDDC and River Basin Authority, with a view to getting Imo people know who truly allocated or applied public funds in the interest of the people.
The former lawmaker threw the challenge through his media aide, Mr. Chibuike Onyeukwu, while reacting to the governor’s recent media attack on him. Governor Okorocha not only challenged Ihedioha to tell Imo people what he achieved in the National Assembly but also questioned the role of the former speaker in the application of funds of the Federal Government agencies.
Ihedioha said the governor should not seek to divert public attention and sweep under the carpet issues of lack of accountability and transparency that had marred his administration and personal lifestyle. He particularly mentioned the multi-billion naira Spibat Estate in Owerri, private jets and other choice property acquired by the governor since he assumed office as Imo State governor.
On the governor’s threat that he would be forced to publish the records of these federal government agencies, Ihedioha said: “Please, go ahead and publish the records of funds and projects of these agencies in juxtaposition to your stewardship in the state, so that Imo people can know who truly have their interest at heart and who indeed, stole and misapplied public funds meant to improve their lives.”
Ihedioha wondered why a simple and legitimate demand that the governor should make public the account details of the state, return alleged looted funds and bail the citizenry from famine, turned out to be an insult on the governor. Meanwhile, the governor , who promised the state steady power supply, failed to explain how he would achieve the lofty idea, however, said efforts were being intensified to bring the epileptic power supply in the state to an end.
He recounted with glee, his trips to Turkey and Moscow, noting that he was in those countries to ensure he delivered on his campaign promises of creating jobs and establishing industries in the state. On the vexed issue of irregular payment of workers’ salaries, the governor assured that the trend would now change.
He urged them to be more committed to their jobs to enable them justify their salaries. He also disclosed that the government of All Progressives Congress, APC, would introduce free education at all levels in the country.