The Government of Imo State led by Hope Uzodimma has accused the administration of former Governor Rochas Okorocha, of wasting public funds on substandard projects across the state.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, who made this declaration in Owerri the state capital also explained that the incumbent governor is however more interested in safeguarding the lives of the citizens of state rather than the “preservation of the disgusting and harmful legacies of the Okorocha administration which constituted a serious threat to lives.”
Emelumba argued that the allegation by Okorocha that the government was busy demolishing his legacy projects including the Imo International Conference Centre was false. The commissioner said, “Okorocha is placing his ego above the safety of the citizenry. It was by the sheer grace of God that the Centre did not collapse and claim innocent lives before now.
“The government has the responsibility to secure the lives of both citizens and visitors by ensuring that anything that constitutes a threat to them is addressed.” It would be recalled that it was during Okorocha’s administration that the phrase “China roads” appeared in Imo State infrastructure lexicon as newly constructed roads hardly lasts six months. There was also a tunnel, which Okorocha constructed that became a death trap and a bridge he built with billions of naira but was closed to traffic by the state government because it was substandard.