The Imo State Government has said that ex-governor Emeka Ihedioha’s desperation to return to Government House was to continue his alleged looting of the state’s resources.
Speaking on Thursday, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, noted that this was confirmed by a recent petition to the state House of Assembly by a whistle blower that highlighted how Ihedioha allegedly mismanaged N78 billion of the state’s resources.
According to him, the ex-governor’s desperation was evidenced in his decision to seek further judicial interpretation simultaneously at the High Court and Supreme Court over a matter that had been decided by the apex court.
Emelumba stated that since the Supreme Court removed Ihedioha as governor, he has been engaging in acts capable of undermining his successor just so he could return to power.
This, he said, included abusing court processes by filing multiple suits on matters already resolved by the Supreme Court and sponsoring protests against the Uzodinma administration to portray it as unpopular.
The commissioner stated that the position of Imo governor is not Ihedioha’s birthright, urging him to emulate Celestine Omehia of Rivers State, Oserheimen Osunbor of Edo and Chris Ngige of Anambra, who were removed by the Supreme Court and accepted their fate.