Why I Refused To Disband Panel Investigating Okorocha – Gov. Uzodimma

Former Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha (left) and the incumbent governor Hope Uzodimma


Senator Hope Uzodimma, who was installed as the governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court, which ousted Hon Emeka Ihedioha, the duly elected governor of the state has explained squabbles between him and Senator Rochas Okorocha, who has been on his neck ever since he assumed office.

He said the ‘war’ between him and Okorocha who ran the state aground in his eight years of terror in Imo put up a request, which he refused. Uzodimma said Okorocha has requested that Dan Nwafor, should be allowed to be the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), just as he (Okorocha) also wanted the state chairmanship position for his ambition. Both requests, Uzodimma said were rejected.

Okorocha has also requested that the governor to disband all the probe panels set up by the former administration of Ihedioha, that have been looking into the financial and contracts records of the Okorocha’s eight years regime when he was the governor of the state. The Governor made the revelation in Owerri Imo State during the APC enlarged caucus meeting held at government House.

The governor also used the opportunity to present his performance and what he was able to achieve for the people of Imo state, since January 14, 2020 as the governor of the state. There were two requests Okorocha made to me when I became governor. The first was to dissolve the panels set up by Ihedioha to probe his administration.

“I refused to grant the request because as I told him that I think the mood of Imo people was in support of the probe. The second request on allowing Dan Nwafor remains chairman, I also declined and told him to allow the party and the laws of the land settle the issue in accordance with the rules of justice,” Uzodinma said

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