BY EDMOND ODOK, ABUJA – The immediate past governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has described as deceitful the petition against him by his successor, Governor Emeka Ihedioha, and urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu to shun distractions in delivering on the constitutional mandate of the Force
According to Okorocha, who represents the Imo West Senatorial District in the current 9th National Assembly, as a reputable security agency, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) must guard against being distracted by “such deceitful petition” which he maintains is lacking in merit.
In a statement by Mr Sam Onwuemeodo, his Special Assistant on Media, Senator Okorocha noted that the so-called petition by Governor Ihedioha to the police was occasioned his engagements with political supporters when he visited the state recently.
The senator denied Ihedioha’s allegation that while addressing his supporters, he (Okorocha) incited them to cause trouble in the state.
Senator Okorocha had on Tuesday addressed his supporters after arriving Imo State for the first time since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued his Certificate of Return to Senate after the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The media aide further said in the statement that: “Gov. Emeka Ihedioha has sent a petition to the Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu to call Senator Rochas Okorocha to order because he is inciting his supporters to cause trouble.
“He said in the petition that I stole N1 trillion from the state and that the police should investigate my activities.
“We want to appeal to the IGP to disregard the letter because it is an afterthought that has no traceable fact.”