Governor of Imo, Hope Uzodinma, on Tuesday appealed to former Governor Rochas Okorocha to allow him concentrate on governing the state.
This was just as the governor held a stakeholders’ meeting where he however did not name sponsors of kidnapping and other forms of violence in the state as earlier promised.
He said Okorocha is too junior to him to be constituting impediments to his administration of the state.
He told stakeholders, “I have said it times without number I have no personal grouse with anybody. All of you who know me well in Imo state, I tried one time or the other to contest election. In some cases, I won. In some cases, I did not win. And when I didn’t win, I left back for my businesses. When I won, I served the people with all my heart.
“I have many former Governors in Imo state, I have Governor Achike Udenwa. I have Governor Ikedi Ohakim. Emeka Ihedioha; former Governor, Okorocha; former Governor. But none of them want to take the whole State as a private property.
“The difference between the other former Governors and Okorocha is that he is out of office but he still wants to be in office. Okorocha is a younger brother to me. I’m older than him, if not for anything, traditionally I deserve to be respected by him. I don’t want to join issues with him. Let him just know that he is not the Governor and for the short period I will be here God-willing, he should allow me to be Governor.”