The People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s Imo State chapter has accused the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha, of leaving the state in very bad shape, with N300 billion in liability.
Yesterday in Owerri, the PDP explained that Okorocha incurred more than N100 billion debt and abandoned state-wide projects worth more than N200 billion.
Damian Opara, the advertising secretary, responded to Okorocha’s claim that he left more than N42 billion for the incoming administration of PDP’s Emeka Ihedioha.
The claim of Okorocha was unverifiable, baseless, and a bad precedent for the Imo government, according to PDP.
“We have it on good authority that Rochas abandoned projects worth more than N200 billion all over IMO. He abandoned the five-star hotels he was building in Okigwe and Owerri.
He abandoned the 27 general hospitals he started. He abandoned the 15km rural roads he said he was going to construct.
“What is he leaving behind? He is leaving behind a debt of N100 billion for Imo State. He is leaving over 90 months of pension arrears. He is leaving the Imo civil servants in agony.
He owes them for the past four years and their 48 months salaries were not paid in full. He is talking of money we will get by counterpart funding.
That was just a trap for the incoming administration, but we are going to overcome it,” Opara stated.