Emeka Ihedioa, a former Governor of Imo State, has vowed to make the state ungovernable for the incumbent Governor Hope Uzodimma.
Ihedioa in a leaked telephone conversation affirmed that peace could only be restored if only the incumbent governor vacates from office.
According to the leaked phone call conversation obtained by Elendu Reports, Ihedioha was heard in his voice saying, “they should leave the government house for Emeka to come and govern for peace to reign”.
“They will not succeed so far he is not there as the Governor,” he added.
This revelation is coming days after the former governor was called out by Imolites over the missing N19.63bn Local Government funds under his seven months administration which he had approached an Owerri High Court to seek for a perpetual injunction restraining the state government from probing him over the missing funds.
He has been fingered by a civil society group in the state called Coalition for Justice, Peace and True Democracy over his obvious involvement in the rising insecurity in some parts of the state.
According to the press release and letter signed by the group for onward transmission to the President through the state governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma, they made it clear that Emeka Ihedioha and his cronies are sponsoring insecurity in the state and appealed to the President for his immediate arrest to avert further loss of lives and properties in the state.
As of press time, neither Chief Emeka Ihedioha nor his representative has come out to either deny or accept the leaked phone conversation, and until then, we make bold to stand with the facts pending a rebuttal.
“The phone number he made the call with and the voice have been confirmed to be his,” a government official told this newspaper.
“It is a big disappointment that a former governor of the state could be responsible for the insecurity that has claimed the lives and property of Imo people.”
This development has further affirmed the security intelligence that has fingered some politicians as the main sponsors of the perpetual insecurity in Imo State.