Ihedioha Under Fire Over Comments On Okorocha

The Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha has come under fire over his comments on Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who he accused of perpetrating acts that could compromise peaceful coexistence in the state by withdrawing the Certificate of recognition of two traditional rulers. Emeka-Ihedioha-300x272
The Deputy Speaker was also slammed over his allegation that the state is indebted to the tune of N230 billion under the Okorocha’s administration.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, the state government accused Ihedioha of jumping to conclusions on the issue of the dethroned monarchs without having proper information on the incident.
According to the Governor’s aide, “Since Ihedioha joined other aspirants in his party for the governorship race, he had never made any public speech without casting aspersions on the Governor of his home state as if that is his own manifesto or one of the conditions given by his party to guarantee him ticket.
“For instance, less than 24 hours after the state government dethroned Eze Cletus Ilomuanya as the traditional ruler of Obinugwu autonomous community and Eze Cosmos Onyeneke as the traditional ruler of Lagwa autonomous community, the first person in the state to attack the Governor was Ihedioha and he did that without proper information on the incident and he had remained the only Imo indigene who had openly attacked the Governor over the popular action.
“Again, Hon Ihedioha accused the Governor of incurring N130 billion as internal debts, which contradicted his party’s claim of N250 billion. All these are lies fabricated and aimed at scratching the overwhelming popularity of Governor Okorocha. By the virtue of his position, the Deputy Speaker has the capacity to access any document within and outside the country. Let him bring the document to back his claim or stop disturbing the peace of Imo people”.