Deputy Speaker House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has been challenged to declare his agenda for the state rather that engage in cheap propaganda to gain sympathy.
Ihedioha sparked a media war when he boasted that Okorocha would be unseated in 2015 as he was running the state aground by selling off the state own companies.
However, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who made the challenge on Wednesday, accused Ihedioha of being a part of the failed People’s Democratic Party (PDP) administration, which looted the state for 12 years.
“In 2015 Imo people will come out to elect their Governor. The people have over grown the gimmicks and they will have the final say on who becomes the Governor,” Okorocha said in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo.
While describing the allegation that the state government had sold the companies belonging to the state, the government statement said: “Okorocha did not sell the Imo Transport Company or the Adapalm. For 12 years of the PDP administration, the companies could not work but today the government had taken steps to make the two companies work for the first time in several years. We challenge Ihedioha to produce evidence to back his claim.
“Finally it has become imperative to inform governorship aspirants in the state that are labouring to scratch the overwhelming popularity of Governor Okorocha among Imo people will not work.
“It is no longer advisable to make Okorocha their individual manifestoes. They should tell Imo people why they want be their Governor”.
Deputy Speaker, however, insisted that he had committed himself to sacking of Governor Okorocha in 2015, adding: “We shall do everything to make Imo the best state in Nigeria”.