I Had Jets Before Becoming Governor – Okorocha

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Imo State Governor, Rochas
Okorocha, on Thursday said he
bought his private jets before he
became governor in 2011, contrary
to publications in the media that he
has bought two private jets since he
was elected into office.
Okorocha, who was reacting to
statement by workers in the state
that he should sell his private jets
and use the proceeds to pay their
salary arrears, described the
allegation as a total falsehood
fabricated by those who are bent on
discrediting his achievements.
In a statement signed by the
governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr.
Sam Onwuemeodo, the state
government said, “as a government,
we want to deny with high sense of
honesty that since May 29, 2011
when Owelle Rochas Okorocha
became governor, he has never
bought any private Jet either directly
or by proxy. Having made this denial
let those behind the allegation make
their facts public to fault our denial.
“The period Governor Rochas
Okorocha bought Jets was years
before he was elected, during the
Olusegun Obasanjo regime when
some of the presidential jets were
auctioned. The governor bought jets
then under the aegis of Lamonde
Aviation, alongside few other
Nigerians. Since he became
governor, he has never bought any
private Jet.”
The statement added: “Again, the
Debit Management Agency
penultimate week published the
states and their respective debt
profiles. And in the case of Imo
State, they published N37 billion
which was far from the hundreds of
billions the opponents of the
government have been claiming to
be the debt status of the state. And
the N37 billion debt include the ones
owed by the previous
administrations. The good story is
that we have been vindicated on
that.”
Source: TheNation

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