Former Imo State governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has called on his successor, Emeka Ihedioha to leave fighting him and put to use the projects he built while in office.
Senator Okorocha, who currently represents Imo West at the Senate said making use of the projects would be for the good of the people of the state.
Some of the projects according to a statement on Monday by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, include the supposed international cargo airport, Ultra-modern Justice Oputa High Court Complex, new Police Headquarters and new Prisons Headquarters.
All these projects which Okorocha claimed were built and commissioned under his administration were said not to be in use currently.
“The governor of Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha should be advised by well-meaning Imo citizens to open the Imo International Cargo Airport built by Okorocha’s administration for operations, which the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, had also commissioned.
“The opening of the International Cargo Airport has now become increasingly necessary following the Federal Government’s moves to close the Enugu Airport for renovation works.
“And when such action takes place, the next option for Imo people, South-East people, Nigerians and the rest of the world especially the businessmen and women in this part of the country would be the Imo International Cargo Airport.
“The former governor had built the International Cargo Airport to open Imo State for business to the rest of the World. And the current governor should take cognizance of the fact that although Okorocha built the International Cargo Airport, it does not belong to him, but to Imo people whose money, in the first place, was used in financing the project.
“The governor should look beyond Okorocha and see what the state and her people stand to benefit if the Cargo Airport is opened for operations, both now and in the nearest future,” the statement read in part.
On the supposed Ultra-modern Justice Oputa High Court Complex, Okorocha equally asked that Ihedioha should be advised to allow the Judges or the State Judiciary to move to the complex..
According to him, the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad described the complex as the best across the nation on the day he came to commission it.
He went further to say, “It is also proper to advise Governor Ihedioha to equally move the police to the new Police Headquarters and the prisons, to the new Prisons Headquarters” along Aba Road.
The senator added that he built the structures to decongest Owerri, the state capital and also create cities within the Owerri Municipality.
“And the idea had paid off because Owerri has now connected Obinze, Umuguma, Nwaorubi, and so on.
“Chief Ihedioha should equally be asked to open the two flyovers built by Owelle Okorocha which he closed a few days after his inauguration and reduce the rate of playing Politics with projects that have direct bearing with the people,” he added.