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Okorocha, Ihedioha feud continues as ex-gov accuses present one of instigating traditional rulers against him



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Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has accused his successor, Emeka Ihedioha of instigating traditional rulers in the state against him.

He has therefore asked the governor to desist from the alleged act.

Okorocha, who currently serves as Imo West senator, was responding to the support traditional rulers in the state gave Ihedioha to probe him.

Chairman of the Council of Traditional Rulers in the state, Eze Samuel Ohiri, had on Wednesday, at the end of an emergency meeting of the council told newsmen, that “After the emergency meeting of all the traditional rulers, we resolved to encourage Ihedioha to ensure that all the government properties illegally acquired by the former governor and his cronies were recovered to Imo”.

He had added that the latest discovery that Okorocha supposedly spent N10 billion to build police headquarters called for a serious probe.

But in a statement by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo on Thursday, Okorocha accused Ihedioha of instigating the traditional rulers against him.

He said, “24 hours after Mr. Cletus Ilomuanya who was removed as both the chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers and as the traditional ruler of Obinugwu autonomous community by the government several years ago, had a press conference attacking the former governor of the state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, the chairman of the Traditional Rulers’ Council, Eze Samuel Ohiri had his own press conference, also berating the former governor, who is now the senator representing Imo West senatorial district in the senate.

“We are aware of what is going on. The governor, Chief Emeka Ihedioha is using the chairmanship of the State Council of Traditional Rulers to hold Eze Ohiri and Mr. Ilomuanya to ransom. He is manipulating them with the issue of the chairmanship of the Traditional Rulers’ Council.

“Both the text of the press conference by Eze Ohiri and the one by Ilomuanya were all written in the Government House and handed over to the duo to read respectively.”

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Since assumed office on May 29, 2019, Governor Ihedioha has not hidden his intentions to probe his predecessor.

He has since constituted a probe panel to investigate alleged criminal activities of Okorocha and his cronies.

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