Former governor, Rochas Okorocha has accused the Imo State Government of owing him N8billion.
He made this allegation while faulting corruption charges filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
It would be recalled that the anti-graft agency on Monday levelled a 17-count charge against Okorocha.
EFCC claimed the presidential aspirant looted about N2.9 billion from the state as governor.
Speaking on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Monday evening, Okorocha revealed that he can never steal from Imo State because he is richer than the state.
According to him, the state owe him because he never collected the money meant for security votes during his tenure.
“How much is Imo State government money?
“Imo State is really owing me because I never collected my security votes; I am supposed to collect N8 billion if I have to make claims for security votes I did not collect.”
Going further, Rochas lamented that he became poorer as governor of the state.
Dismissing claims that he was broke as governor, the lawmaker called those who made such outbursts liars, stating that he fed himself and used his personal cars during his tenure as governor.
“I fed myself throughout when I was in the Government House. I used my personal cars. Those who say I was broke are liars.
If you talk about Nigerians blessed by God, I raise my hand to be one of them. I was Rochas before I became governor. In fact, governor made me poorer,” he said.