Okorocha speaks on wealth allegedly acquired by past Imo governors


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, yesterday, said former civilian governors of the state, including Sam Mbakwe, Evan Enwerem, Achike Udenwa and Ikedi Ohakim must have been over estimated with regard to how wealthy they had become, after they had left office as governors.

He also said they deserved to be appreciated.

In a statement to newsmen in Owerri, by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, he said, “where is the wealth Sam Mbakwe was said to have accumulated for which he was imprisoned? Where is the wealth today?

“You need to see what the children are going through. Where is the wealth Enwerem, or Udenwa or Ohakim were said to have acquired?

“Look around and show me where this wealth said to have been accumulated by the former governors is.

“It is not true. The problem lies with the perception of people. They have the feeling that once you are a governor, you must have gotten the franchise to acquire wealth, which is far from reality.”


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