N106b Contract Probe: Okorocha Dares Uzodimma, Panel
Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has reacted to the report that his administration between 2011 and 2019 awarded fraudulent contracts worth N106 billion.
The lawmaker representing Imo West challenged Governor Hope Uzodinma to publish the report of the Justice Benjamin Iheka-led panel, which indicted him for contract scams.
Speaking on the reports that the Imo State Judicial Commission of Enquiry chaired by Justice Iheaka submitted, Okorocha said he spent the state’s funds on a myriad of verifiable projects scattered around the state.
He added that the Uzodinmma administration had in the past nine months failed an acceptance test by the Imo people, hence its recourse shadow-chasing.
This was contained in a statement by his media adviser, Sam Onwuemeodo on Tuesday.
The lawmaker expressed that he was alarmed that Iheka, who is a judge, could go-ahead to submit the report knowing well that a Federal High Court (FHC) had ordered for the maintenance of the status quo.
He however asked the panel and the state government to publish the final report verbatim.
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