- Okorocha was in his state to address supporters after being sworn-i as a senator.
- Okorocha claims that Ihedioha alleges he incited trouble in the state.
The immediate past governor of Imo, Rochas Okorocha, has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu to disregard the petition against him by the incumbent governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
Okorocha who noted that the Nigerian Police Force being a reputable organisation, should not allow itself to be distracted by “such deceitful petition” which he said lacked merit.
Okorocha in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo said that Ihedioha petitioned the police just because he addressed his supporters in the state when he travelled to the area.
The lawmaker who denied Ihedioha’s allegation that while addressing his supporters, he (Okorocha) incited them to cause trouble in the state said the governor also alleged that he stole 1 trillion from the state purse while serving as governor.
It could be recalled that Okorocha addressed his supporters on Tuesday when he arrived Imo for the first time since he was issued his Certificate of Return to Senate after the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
“Gov. Emeka Ihedioha has sent a petition to the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu to call Sen. Rochas Okorocha to order because he is inciting his supporters to cause trouble.
“He said in the petition that I stole N1 trillion from the state and that the police should investigate my activities.
“We want to appeal to the IGP to disregard the letter because it is an afterthought that has no traceable fact,’ the statement reads.
The controversy between Ihedioha and his predecessor started immediately after the incumbent was sworn-in after defeating the incumbent in the gubernatorial election.