‘Imo Owes Me N8 Billion. I Fed Myself As Governor For 8 Years’ – Rochas Okorocha

‘Imo Owes Me N8 Billion. I Fed Myself As Governor For 8 Years’ - Rochas Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, a presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused the Imo State Government of owing him N8 billion.

The former governor of the state, Okorocha, said he never collected money meant for security votes during his tenure.

His contention was that he had been wrongly accused of corruption by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Senator Imo West asserted that he can never steal from Imo State because he is richer than the state.

On Channels TV’s Politics Today on Monday evening, Okorocha asked: “How much does the Imo State government spend?”

“Imo State is really owing me because I never collected my security votes; I am supposed to collect N8 billion if I have to make claims for security votes I did not collect.”

He lamented that he became poorer as governor of the state.

The lawmaker said he fed himself and used his personal cars during his tenure as governor.

He also dismissed claims that he was broke as governor, describing them as liars.

“I fed myself throughout when I was in the Government House. I used my personal cars. Those who say I was broke are liars. If you talk about Nigerians blessed by God, I raise my hand to be one of them. I was Rochas before I became governor. In fact, governor made me poorer,” he said.

The anti-graft agency on Monday leveled a 17-count charge against Okorocha.

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