Imo will punish Rochas for his financial irresponsibility – Ihedioha

By Post Nigeria March 2, 2015 12:32

Imo will punish Rochas for his financial irresponsibility – Ihedioha

The Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governorship candidate in Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, said the N175 billion fund belonging to the local governments in the State embezzled by Governor Rochas Okorocha, was enough to spur the people to reject his reelection bid.

Ihedioha disclosed to Imo indigenes in Onitsha, Anambra State that the outgoing Governor had collected from the Federation Account over N175 billion council funds from May 2011 to December 2014, which he could not account for.

According to him, the Governor was yet to offer any coherent explanation as to how the funds were expended, which he said must be done.

“We have asked them what they used the money to do, they told us that they have used the money of the local government system collected between May 2011 and December 2014 to build 305 schools in Imo State, they told us that they used the money to build 27 hospitals in Imo State.

“We know that these projects have not been completed.

“We asked them how much they used to build each of them. They also said that they used the proceeds from Ada Palm about N4billion as concessioned to Roche to build the 305 primary schools and the same 27 hospitals.

“They also told us that they used part of the N18.5 billion bond they collected from Ikedi Ohakim’s administration to also build the same primary schools and hospitals.”

Ihedioha rounded off with “To utilise funds belonging to Local Governments for other purposes other than the development of the council areas is a breach of the constitution and breach of the will of the people and that offence is punishable.

“The way to punish that offence is to vote the Government of Rochas out.”