Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, has advised Emeka Ihedioha, his successor, to emulate Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, who is “sustaining the good policies” of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking through Sam Onwuemeodo, his media aide, Okorocha said despite being a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Makinde vowed to continue with the good policies of Abiola Ajimobi, his predecessor.
Okorocha accused Ihedioha of constituting a 7-man panel to look into land allocation in the state from July 2006 to May 2019 as part of the governor’s witch-hunt.
He said since Ihedioha assumed office, he had set up “more than 14 panels” whose assignments have been against him.
“On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 Governor Emeka Ihedioha announced the Constitution of a 7-man Judicial Commission of Inquiry on lands’ allocations from June 2006 to May 2019, ” Onwuemeodo said in a statement.
“Looking at the members of the panel, who are all card-carrying members of the PDP and their terms of reference, one would have no other option than to conclude that the governor as usual, has his target or mission, which is to continue his vendetta against the past APC government in the State and the man who headed it, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
“Governor Ihedioha has set up more than fourteen Committees and Panels since he became governor and each of the Committees or Panels has one or two specific assignments to carry out and all against the APC government which Senator Okorocha had led.
“For instance, the Prof. Jude Njoku’s education committee took no other action than to take over the PPP-oriented Eastern Palm University and also scrapped the six new Universities, four new Polytechnics and three new Colleges of Education built by Okorocha.
“We would only ask Governor Ihedioha to borrow a leaf from his fellow PDP governor, who also succeeded an APC governor in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, who said that he wouldn’t Cancel APC Administration’s good policies”.
“That is how a governor who means well should reason or act, because at the end of the day, the overall interest of the State and her people should remain the ultimate goal.”
In June, Ihedioha had raised an eight-member panel to probe the government of Okorocha.
He had urged Nigerians not to see the probe as a witch-hunt as alleged by Okorocha.