The former Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has battled Governor Hope Uzodinma, over his comments that he allegedly sacked workers when he was in power.
Ihedioha in a statement by his spokesman, Aic Akwarandu, Friday night, said that Uzodinma is a liar.
Uzodinma had asked Head of Service, Camillus Chibuzor Nwagwu, to reinstate workers he said were sacked by the past administration.
He approved the release of their appointment letters and instructed that they are remunerated as at when due.
Ihedioha, while reacting stated that Uzodinma was merely engaging in propaganda and image-smearing campaign against his person and administration.
“We have read that Governor Emeka Ihedioha sacked 3,500 civil servants employed by Governor Rochas Okorocha.
“Such claims are plain malicious and mischievous.
“There was never a time Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha fired any civil servant in Imo State. There were measures to regularize their employment through a committee chaired by a former Head of Service.”
“The outcome of that report is simply what has been implemented today by Governor Hope Uzodinma.
“Those at the helm of affairs must do their best not to distort facts, while trying to make political gains”, the statement said.