Rochas Okorocha, outgoing governor of Imo State has said he is leaving behind a total of N42billion for his successor.
Mr Okorocha, who was declared winner of Imo West senatorial election but yet to collect his certificate, stated this on Monday while swearing-in 11 permanent secretaries including a new accountant-general for the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) refused to issue the All Progressive Congress (APC) senator-elect his certificate, saying the declaration of results that produced the governor as a winner was made under duress.
The outgoing governor said his decision to save the aforementioned money is to ensure Emeka Ihedioha, the state’s governor-elect do not complain when he takes over the mantle of leadership next tomorrow.
Mr Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defeated his opponents including the son-in-law of the governor, Uche Nwosu, of the Action Alliance (AA).
“Imo State government has kept aside a total of N42.5b for the in-coming government, and for that reason, I will set up a sub-committee to make sure that the projects they are attached to, come to fruition even when I am out of office or when I will not be available because government is a continuum,” Okorocha said.