The former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has said that the only thing governor Emeka Ihedioha has done since he became governor is inspect, remove, destroy and discredit his works without looking at the merits such works have for Imo people.
Okorocha who spoke on Thursday was reacting to the plans of Imo State government to take over Eastern Palm University and make it a campus of the Imo State University as well as scrap the newly established Universities and other Tertiary Institutions built by the Okorocha’s administration.
The statement which was shared by Sam Onwuemeodo, Special Adviser on Media to Okorocha further urged Ihedioha to “stop acting as if he is in Contest with the former governor… because the zeal with which the governor has been destroying and discrediting all that the former governor laboured to put in place, has become worrisome to all Imo people, and others too.”
On the taking-over of Easterm Palm University, the statement read: “Right from the outset, Okorocha had continued to say that the Eastern Palm University was a PPP venture. And what the government would have done in the circumstance was to look at the whole scenario including the legal undertones and then take the appropriate action in the overall interest of the State, her people and humanity in general.
“Equally, Scrapping the six Universities, four Polytechnics and three Colleges of Education built by Okorocha’s government, which have already taken off, with befitting structures on ground and their operational licences gotten, was obviously counter-productive. It was not the best of actions.
“The government would have looked at the ideas or vision behind the building of the institutions and their advantages both short-term, and long-term and then take things easy with them, in lieu of being hasty in Scrapping them.
“Obviously, the governor was looking at the man behind the Institutions, Okorocha, instead of looking at their in-built merits both now and in the nearest future.