Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, says probing the administration of Rochas Okorocha, former governor of the state, should be seen as an act to make Imo better.
Ihedioha spoke to journalists in Yola, Adamawa state capital, after he paid a condolence visit to Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of the state, over the death of his father.
The governor urged Nigerians not to see the probe as a witch-hunt as alleged by Okorocha.
He also added that the revelations about the recovery of N1.2bn and some properties by the state government from the administration of his predecessor did not emanate from him.
He said they were findings from the investigative panel that was set up to probe the past administration of Okorocha.
“I am not witch-hunting the former governor. There was a committee that we set up that is doing all those things, “he said.
“The findings of the committee have not been made known to me… obviously, this (probe) is to make Imo state better now.”
He added that his administration would not hesitate to implement the recommendations of the committee’s report as soon as it is presented.
In June, Ihedioha raised an eight-member panel to probe the probe the government of Okorocha.