Probing the administration of the former governor of Imo State, should be seen as an act to make Imo better says chief Emeka Ihedioha.

 

The former deputy speaker while reacting to questions posed to him by journalists in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, after he paid a condolence visit to Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of the state, over the death of his father.

 

He urged Nigerians not to see the probe as a witch-hunt as alleged by his predecessor Mr. Okorocha who is currently representing Imo West Senatorial district at the 9th Nigerian Senate.

 

According to Ihedioha, the revelations about the recovery of N1.2bn and some properties by the state government from the administration of his predecessor did not emanate from him.

 

He further added that they were findings from the investigative panel that was set up to probe the past administration of his predecessor who was alleged of misappropriating the State funds under his watch as the Chief servant of Imo State.

 

“I am not witch-hunting the former governor. There was a committee that we set up that is doing all those things, “he added.

 

“The findings of the committee have not been made known to me… obviously, this (probe) is to make Imo state better now.”

 

He added that his administration would not hesitate to implement the recommendations of the committee’s report as soon as it is presented.

 

Recall that in June 2019, Ihedioha raised an eight-member panel to probe the probe the government of Okorocha.