Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, recently advised the people of the state to ignore the pleas by his predecessor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, to be given another chance to govern the state.
The governor insisted that Ohakim, who lost his re-election bid in 2011, is on a revenge mission and cannot be trusted with the resources of the state.
According to him, if the former governor by any means returns to power, he will “loot the state blind” to make up for the long time he was out of power.
He said: “I learnt that Ohakim is contesting the governorship election in 2019 but this time he is seeking for vengeance and if finds his way to power he will pack the money of the state to cover up for those years he was out of power so Imo people should not allow that to happen.
“The governor we want is a man that will continue with what we have done because my administration has laid a solid foundation for the next governor.”
The governor, who spoke during a media parley with journalists at the Government House, said he has deliberately refused to disclose the identity of his successor so as not to expose him to harm, adding that “if I show them my successor now, they will kill him. The politicians here are very wicked but at the right time when I disclose the identity of my successor, I will stand behind him to protect him.”