The Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers has thrown its weight behind the plans by Governor Emeka Ihedioha to probe the last administration in the state.
The Chairman of the Council, Eze Samuel Ohiri made this known to journalists at the end of an emergency meeting of the council held in Owerri.
He said the alleged use of over ten billion naira in constructing Police and Prisons headquarters in Owerri by the Chief Rochas Okorocha led administration called for serious concern.
Eze Ohiri wondered why the state government would appropriate such huge amount of money to build police and prisons headquarters when the state owed salaries and pensions and called on the Federal Government to either refund the said amount to the state or forfeit the buildings.
The Royal father urged Chief Okorocha, who is the senator representing Imo West to desist from making utterances capable of inciting the people against the present administration, noting that Governor Ihedioha should be allowed to serve the people, who gave him their mandate.
Eze Ohiri said monarchs in the state were in support of the efforts by Governor Ihedioha to recover alleged looted property of the government by the last regime, pointing out that Senator Okorocha did same in 2011 and wondered why he would criticize similar action by his successor.
Representatives of traditional rulers from the three senatorial districts of the state took turns to call on the immediate past governor of the state to give peace a chance by desisting from actions capable of distracting Governor Ihedioha.