The war of words between Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha and the former Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, shows no sign of stoping any moment soon as The former governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim has described Governor Rochas Okorocha as a ‘liar’, while revealing why he lost the 2015 governorship election in the state.
The former governor, who was reacting to Okorocha’s claim that Imo people hated him and kicked him (Ohakim) out of office, said the governor had lost credibility.
Okorocha had also claimed yesterday that Ohakim ran the worst government in the state right from the military regime.
But Ohakim, reacting through his Chief Press Secretary, Collins Ughalla, said Okorocha does not like the truth, adding that Imo people like him so much.
According to him, “Okorocha does not like the truth. Going by the 2011 governorship election, Imo people loved Ohakim, so much. They voted for him [Ohakim] and he won that election.
“Don’t forget that the election was militarized. It also witnessed the kidnapping of the returning officer from Ohaji/Egbema local government, which had 34,000 votes.
“Don’t forget Ohaji/Egbema, remains a PDP stronghold and the votes were Ohakim’s votes. The votes from Oguta LGA, remains inconclusive.
“They did not allow it to be counted. If you put all these together, you will find out that Imo people did not reject Ohakim. Today, Imo people now know that Ohakim is a saint compared to Okorocha.”
Governor Okorocha has run out of favour both in his home State, Imo and with the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The embattled Governor got into trouble when he tried to handpick his son-in-law to succeed him as his successor as Governor of the state, thereby drawing the ire of APC Congress and leadership within the state.
Also, out going National APC leader has unresolved grudges with the outspoken Governor when the later voiced his objection to the ambition of the national to extend the tenure of office.