The Oasis Reporters
March 21, 2019
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo state has sounded an alarm, accusing the outgoing Rochas Okorocha led government of illegally auctioning about 71 government vehicles worth about N6.1 million in the past few days.
Party Secretary, Ray Emeana, stated this at a press briefing in Owerri, Wednesday.
The party alleged that the auctioning was done by one Eze M. U. Osakwe and supervised by the Commissioner for Works in the state through a letter addressed to the works commissioner authorising the auction from the office of the Secretary to the State Government of Imo State.
Emeana, who expressed worry as to why Okorocha should allegedly embark on the exercise shortly after a new government was elected in the state, also alleged that the auctioning was done on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 but was backdated to December 18, 2018 by the state government.
He said that Okorocha’s action was a calculated attempt to make governance difficult for the incoming governor, Emeka Ihedioha.
The Guardian newspaper reports that the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okorocha, Sam Onwuemeodo, declined to comment on the allegation but however insisted that every claim by the PDP against the state government should be taken with a pinch of salt.