Having become the governor, I became poorer – Rochas Okorocha
Former Governor of Imo State and Senator representing the Senatorial District of Imo West, Rochas Okorocha said he became poorer after ruling Imo State for 8 years.
Okorocha said this when he appeared as a guest on the Sunday Politics TV channel on Sunday, May 16. According to the former governor, people seem to have so easily forgotten that he was a successful person before becoming governor in 2011.
Gammon also called on everyone to submit evidence that he was corrupt and mismanaged IMO’s public funds during his tenure.
“I urge anyone to prove that I have acquired property in any state fund. I think people have forgotten that I was Rochas before I became Governor of Imo State; I think they completely forgot.
In any case, having become governor, I became even poorer than I was in the past. I do not know if I have purchased any real estate here in Abuja, it is not. “
The MP said that the hotel associated with him belongs to his wife, who is also the source of their fund. Gammon wondered how he could have stolen the “meager” monthly donations the state receives from the federal government.
Speaking about his trial after being called by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the former governor said he was invited by the commission based on a report written by others.
“The invitation was based on a statement made by other people, but I told them that I didn’t come to satisfy your invitation, because the case was already in court, and as soon as the case is brought to court, we cannot talk about it. …
The Imo State government sued me in the same case and we are in the Abuja Federal High Court, so I told the EFCC that I could not be summoned, so I was arrested and made my statement, ”he said.
Gammon also said he does not view the EFCC as a witch-hunting agency, but they acted on a report or petition written about people by others.
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