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Uzodinma To Investigate Ohakim, Okorocha, Ihedioha

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Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has directed a probe on the tenures of former governors, Ikedi Ohakim, Rochas Okorocha and Emeka Ihedioha.

Naija News reports that Uzodinma gave the order on Wednesday during his inaugural speech after he was sworn in.

The new governor ordered the Imo State Accountant General to within four days from Wednesday forward to him the comprehensive financial status of the state from May 29, 2010, till date.

He also ordered all permanent Secretaries of all the ministries in the state to forward to him the status of all the contracts awarded.

According to the newly sworn-in governor, his administration would focus on rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery.

According to him, he would revive the state and make it working again.

Uzodinma said that he had forgiven those he said conspired to “rob me of hard-earned victory”.

Recall that the Supreme Court headed by Justice Tanko Muhammad has sacked the incumbent, Governor Emeka Ihedioha from office.

The seven-man panel of the apex court in a unanimous decision held that Ihedioha did not win the majority of votes cast at the March 9 governorship election.

In the Judgment delivered by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, the court accordingly ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Ihedioha and issue a fresh Certificate of Return to the candidate of the APC on grounds that he won the majority of lawful votes cast at the election.

The court held that the lower courts erred in law when it rejected evidence tendered before them to the extent that votes from 388 polling units were not credited to the APC and Uzodinma.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.