The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the Governor of the State, Rochas Okorocha, of using the recent Traditional Rulers Peace Summit, in Owerri, the State Capital, to rip-off the citizens of the State of huge funds.
In a statement signed by the Secretary of the party in the State, Nze Emeana, the PDP alleged that Okorocha colluded with Monarchs, to siphon huge funds belonging to the people.
The party further stated that the National Council of Traditional Rulers, has nothing to do with the elections in the State, contrary to claim by the Chairman of the Sate Council of Traditional Rulers, HRH Eze Samuel Ohiri.
According to the party, the Chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, had earlier claimed that the collated suggestions from the summit, would be submitted to the President and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The party further believes that the Summit was a ploy by Okorocha to loot the resources of the State, and launder his image, with a view to getting the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to release his withheld Certificate of Return, as the winner of the Imo-West Senatorial election.