By Martin Nwoko
As the bickering between the present day administration led by Owelle Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the incoming government of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), continues to trend, the government of Imo State through a press release issued by Sam Onwuemeodo, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, took a swipe at members of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the state, stating that the party is obviously in a hurry to resume their usual looting of the treasury and property of the state reading their body language and considering their utterances especially when they have stayed out of power for eight years without reprieve.
It stated that PDP administration in the state cannot fly stressing that Imo people have known them and what they do including vendetta, gala nights bathing with expensive drinks like MOET, Hennessy, XO etc. He maintained that the story of PDP in the state this time will be worse than the party’s ugly story for the 12 years it governed the state from 1999-2011.
The release stated that since the party’s candidate, Chief Emeka Ihedioha was declared winner of the governorship election in the state following the askance role of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Francis Ezeonu, suspected to have compromised his office, “the party and its members have not made any policy statement on where they are taking-off from and where they are going from here”.
Sam Onwuemeodo maintained that PDP is either talking about a non-existent
N17billion that has been withdrawn by the government or talking about the lands to revoke and the vehicles that have been auctioned or threatening fire and brimstone.
The state government accused PDP of talking about those frivolous things that perceived opponents of the administration want to hear, including money, vehicles etc and asked, “why have they not talked about whether to continue with the Free Education Programme or not, or the Urban Renewal Policy or to continue with the six universities built by the administration or not and so on? Imo people are waiting for them on these issues,he concluded.