Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State has said that he did not order the arrest of his predecessor, former governor Rochas Okorocha, even as he said that hate campaigns against him will fail.
Also, he said that he is committed to the people of the state as he marked his first 100 days in office and reassured them of his firm resolve to deliver on his promise to rebuild the state.
Furthermore, he averred that there is a deliberate campaign of hate against him and his administration by a disgruntled few.
However he noted: “So far, our deliberate and measured steps are beginning to yield the desired results and I can assure you that I will keep my eyes on the ball in spite of all provocations and distractions”.
Speaking through a statement signed by his spokesman, Chibuike Onyeukwu, the governor said: “We wish to calm frayed nerves and reassure the people of Imo State that despite all provocations and disruptive actions of a disgruntled minority, we shall remain focused on our agenda anchored on good governance, rule of law, human capital development, and integrated infrastructural development.
The statement noted that Governor Ihedioha will not interfere in the investigation of the former governor by relevant agencies but shall continue to abide by and lead Imo State in the established democratic principles as enshrined in the laws of the land