2015 Presidency: If I Were Rochas Okorocha

By Peter Claver Oparah

From the mouth of his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere, we heard that Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha is interested in contesting the 2015 presidential election. We heard that he might throw his hat into the ring to challenge for the highest position in the land. To his numerous admirers, especially those who have been hooked by the way and manner he dusted the PDP; incumbency, fixers, godfathers, money, intimidation, rigging and all in May 2011 to emerge Imo Governor, this is cheering news. Yes, it is particularly cheery to those who insist that Igbo have stayed so far away from the very vortex of power and need to get to the highest position in the land to compensate for their great role in building Nigeria despite the fact that they attempted to walk out in the early years of what is today seen as our flag independence.

For those that have watched with admiration these past two years, as Governor Okorocha records ground breaking achievements to rescue Imo from nearly thirty years of unmitigated decay, the decision to engage in the 2015 presidential contest, remains a laudable move worth their support. For most other Nigerians that have watched the way and manner Rochas has steered the Imo ship of state and how he had been navigating through the murky waters of Nigerian politics, his entry into the presidential race will add more colour and verve to the staid nature of the country’s politics. Yet, to others, his will sharpen the cleavages, project the aces and delineate the factors surrounding our national politics, especially as it concerns the state of Ndigbo in the nation’s political sphere..
                            
Rochas is qualified to contest for the nation’s presidency. He is presently Imo State governor and he is not among those that emerged through the deft twisting of the shambolic electoral process to favour anointed sons. He is the opposite of what you will call the anointed son-the discarded son, you might say.. He pulled his political self up by his boot straps. In fact, he worked his bones out for his electoral victory. He stood against the elements; battled pre-ordained interests, weathered the Nigerian electoral tempest and mobilized the people around him to achieve electoral victory. Literally speaking, he was riding against the winds when he contested and won the governorship election. He is a free spirit that is least encumbered by the leash of godfathers. He is a man of his own world!
 
As a governor, he has put in a stellar performance to inscribe indelible imprimaturs in the dour Imo landscape. In the last two years, he has battled to tag alongside the immemorial Sam Mbakwe in the scanty pages of Imo golden book. He has leveraged his rescue touch mainly on such important sectors as infrastructure, education, tourism, agriculture, health, rural development, community governance, etc. He has fumigated the stench odour of rot and decay that endured in Imo prior to his coming such that Ndi Imo now see the possibilities that exist in the state as well as the difference that could be made from good intentions of the rulers of the state. For whatever it is worth, all corners of the state are breathing his rescue airs as a just reward for the Imo people’s defiant resistance against the tanks ranged against them in their insistence that their choice must count in 2011.
 
So, to me, nothing infringes on Rochas from contesting for the top job in the land. For his Ndigbo, it would even be a needed elixir to break the curse of tagging as despicable hewers of wood and fetchers of water for whoever is in power. Again, to most Igbo confederates, Rochas gladdens by electing to depart from the unproductive  paths of the crop that now passes as the top deck of the Igbo political class when he decided to jettison the cat calls to join the sagging club of Igbo wayfarers in PDP who relish in playing as perpetual glorified ball boys to whoever and whatever race gets to the  presidency and no more. From passing off as founders, fourteen years ago, Igbo in PDP has become nothing today as the presidency makes rounds among other ethnic groups. For fourteen years, Igbo have warmed the back role of complainants whose interests least matter to the buccaneers that determine who gets what and how in the PDP. Their investment in PDP these past fourteen years has yielded nothing but despair and ruin. Rochas wants none of these and has joined other progressives in Nigeria to midwife a progressive party that stands to end Nigeria’s woeful sojourn for fourteen years under a ravenous PDP leadership. He wants to be President of Nigeria under this progressive platform and that was what his Deputy confirmed recently in Abuja.
 
Given his soul lifting performance in the two years he has governed Imo, I will cast my votes for Rochas any day he contests any election. I will cast my vote for him and wish it multiplies a million fold whenever he contests for the Nigerian presidency. I will mobilize my little support in whatever manner is possible if and when he picks his party’s presidential ticket. I know that majority of Ndi Imo and indeed Ndi Igbo will cast their ballots for him, if for nothing, the way he had shown that Imo could be woken up from the doldrums and be made to work. I will cast my vote for a bigger office because, like the Biblical faithful servant, he had shown his capacity with little measures.
 
But, if I were Rochas Okorocha, I will not go into the 2015 presidential race. I will tarry and still continue the good work I am doing in Imo. If I were Rochas, I will re-contest for the 2015 Imo governorship and stake my chances on the superlative works I am doing in Imo these past two years. If I am Rochas, I will consolidate and widen the good works in Imo for every Imo man, in his picturesque mind, can discern what eight years of Okorocha will leave Imo with, using his two years, as a guiding light. If I were Rochas, I will deepen these acclaimed achievements, etch them deep in the recesses of every Imolite, far deeper than the rampaging political minions, ruing their painful rustication in 2011 and ready to deny even their mothers to improve their dawdy political fates, can reach. If I were Rochas Okorocha, I will hesitate to go to the center when my people still need more of my rescue touch, when Ndi Imo are savourinig the sweet flavours of his rehabilitative and creative mind. If I were Rochas, I will take between now and 2019 to build and implant the APC in all parts of Igboland. If I were Rochas, I will still stay in Owerri to ensure the restive political careerists whom he rusticated from power don’t steal themselves back to the common barn to loot and impoverish Imo silly. For nearly thirty years, Imo people pined and longed for a governor that will replicate the indelible footprints of Mbakwe. Through their determination and struggle, Rochas came. If I were him, I won’t leave too soon when the rots of the nearly thirty years that preceded his coming have not been completely mitigated. If I were Rochas, I will continue in Imo and root deep the present order that had seen perennial free loaders, speculators and money changers kept off the resources of the people which are now devoted to working for the people.
 
If i were Rochas, I will stay in Imo till free education is made a norm no government can revoke. If I were him, I will stay in Imo and ensure that the present fifteen kilometers of asphalted road per local government is widened to at least fifty kilometers per local government. If i were him, i will continue the frenetic erection of public structures and landmarks he had been doing in Imo, as he had been doing these past two years. If i were him, i will stay till 2019 to ensure that the 27 general hospitals in Imo State are made reference centers in health care delivery through a deliberate government policy to build such critical health facility. If i were Rochas, I will hang around to replicate the model 305 model primary schools in the state’s secondary education sector bu building equal or even greater number of such model secondary schools. If i were Rochas, I will stay in Imo till 2019 to ensure that the existing cities are expanded beyond their present capacity and the additional nine new cities he is planning are realized. Yes, Rochas has made quite an impressive showing in various sectors in the state these past two years but there still are many yearning areas he must touch and rescue. These are normal challenges that makes the existence of government necessary. He should stay around and attend to them and establish a template prospective wayfarers in governance would not dare to depart from.
 
All politics, they say, is local. Rochas will carve an un-putdownable niche in national politics by making Imo a model state in good governance. He cannot achieve this lofty feat in four years so he has to stay and fulfill this mission. He stands to carry this as a testimonial for a greater role at the national level by 2019. He stands to mobilize even his political opponents and enemies by what he achieves in Imo in eight years than what he achieves in four years. While he has the right and indeed, the right attitude to contest for the nation’s presidency in 2015, he should be well aware of the fact that Imo needs him to stick around till 2019 when he is expected to banish the very specter of negative development that has been native in Imo between 1983 and 2011. I believe a majority of Imo people share this view. Of course, i will vote for him in whatever capacity he asks for our votes in the future just because of what he had done in two years in Imo and what he promises to do in the next two years. But, if i were him, I will stay in Imo and consolidate the works he is doing at present for no ends will be served if he goes to the center while Imo regresses to the sad and forlorn state it was before he came. I hope and dearly prays he hearkens to this wish and prayer.
 
 
Peter Claver Oparah.
Ikeja, Lagos.
E-mail: peterclaver2000@y\hoo.com
 
 

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From what some people are

From what some people are writing here, it is certain they are not from Imo and have never been to Imo before. I challenge any of them to pass through Wetheral Road and witness the Owerri City Schools and tell me what he saw. For four years, it was one dumb recycling of painting road dividers on Wetheral and Douglas Roads and inviting the president to come and commission and of course, d numerous cartoon networks Ohacriminal and his co looters littered all over Imo State and nothing more. In just two years, this man Rochas has made Imo proud with the volume of works he has done in Imo State and the paid praise singers of disgraced men and their party are saying nonsense here. \if it takes a thief in Rochas to build all we are seeing Imo State and takes a saint in an Ohakim to build non existent 419 projects in Imo in four year, then we wont mind having a thief for much longer. Kudos Mr Oparah,

I an from Okpofe in

I an from Okpofe in Ezinihitte Mbaise and holidaying at home presently and I can attest to what the writer presented as the achievements of Rochas in Imo-quite soul lifting. Even as I dont expect his opponents to admit his achievements given the way politics in Nigeria is played. For the four years of the Ohakim government, the only road he constructed in Mbaise was the bush path that leads to nowhere he did for his deputy, Ada Okwuonu. Bur if I can drive from the Ahiara Cathedral down to Ihitte and then to my community in Okpofe through a freshly asphalted road and if I can pass at some of the model schools in several parts of Mbaise and see the massive general hospital being built in Itu among many projects Rochas is handling near my town in Okpofe and keep quiet while some politicians play mere politics with issues that concern me. then I will be untruthful to myself

It is obvious and certain

It is obvious and certain that the only names that do not share the candid views expressed by this writer are 'anonymous' and seem to be one and the same person. I am from Azaraegbelu in Owerri North LGA and can attest that Rochas has really redefined governance in Imo. The major road in my community that links Azaraegbelu to Avuvu and Amakohia in Ikeduru, a very vital road that cuts across several communities, is being ashphalted at present, one of the model schools the writer mentioned is in my community's primary school beside former TTC Azaraegbelu. It had been completed while every Azaraegbelu pupil in primary and secondary school and even in state tertiary schools, is enjoying free education. Can we hear what these paid PDP agents trying to demoize Rochas did when they were in power for twelve years? Kudos to Rochas.

Gov: Okorocha; leave Orluzurume wahala, remember the masses that

If Gov. Okorocha is seeking for office in 2015 he ought to take this advise: (1) he cannot afford to ignore home mass support (as he seems to be doing now) which helped tremendously to secure him victory in the polls in 2011.
(2) Leave Orluzurumee chieftains and their problem.
(3) IMSG needs to fasten the roadworks it is doing in Orlu areato the same speed it has been doing the roads in Okigwe and Owerri. The slow speed here is stifling development.
(4) Please stop abandoning the maintenance of the roads the previous governments built in this area, maintain them the same way your government has been maintaining the roads it inherited from previous govts in Owerri and Okigwe.
(5)Stop destroying the modern sports stadium built by your predecessors in Orlu; at least, not until you have built a new one.
(6) Above all, fulfill, at least, the most possible and important development promises you made here during the campaigns. All eyes watching.

Carry On Rochas!

The shameless paid hirelings of PDP in Imo are on rampaage here but they know they have woefully failed to stop the Rochas magic in Imo State. They are so shameless and you find them denying their mother to show that Rochas is not working. But come o, were these not the disciples of the robbers that looted Imo dry in twelve years, particularly the last four years, with nothing to show for it that fake, phantom and non existing projects? Shameless people, I wonder if they ever visit the new Imo. Carry on Rochas!

Okorocha, Broadways and market stalls; No development; Water is.

Only successful politicians gun for presidency. With real development projects, any successful politician rewards his main support base. Bu for Gov. Okorocha, some broad ways and market stalls are what he seems to have so far for areas that took the greatest risk to give him massive votes. Broad roads and market stalls are superficial developments. Population and capital inflows to an area enhance its development. A clue: from Sam Mbakwe's to Ikedi Ohakim's govt, every Imo governor had on agenda how to realize the regional water supply scheme which late Mbakwe proposed for Orlu area. The scheme was to supply water to nearly the 12 Lgas in the area - including Okorocha's village. But Okorocha came to office and decreed water supply in Imo a private affair. Pipe-borne water is a mirage in Orlu area. It needs govt intervention. Imo is not yet fit for privatization of water supply.

ROCHAS IS A SICK MAN THAT DESTROYS RELATIONSHIPS

PLEASE NIGERIANS, CAN ANYBODY TELL NIGERIANS ANY POLITICAL PARTY OR ASSOCIATION THAT ROCHAS JOINED THAT HE DID LEAVE IN SHAMBLES OR RENDERED IN DISASTER? ROCHAS FATTY BODY IS FULL OF BAD BLOOD. HE IS NOT EVEN A CHRISTIAN BUT A FAKE MOSLEM. HE QUARRELS WITH EVERYBODY. GO TO IMO STATE THERE NO LEADER THAT ROCHAS RESPECTS. HE BROUGHT IN HIS AMAJIRI SYSTEM AND TRYING TO MAKE EZESHIP LOOK LIKE EMIRS AND NOW HAS DESTROYED THE EZESHIP IN IMO BECAUSE AFTER HE IS HUMULIATED OUT OF OFFICE, ALL THE EZES HE DECEIVED WOULD BE RENDERED USELESS AND THE INFIGHTING WILL LAST FOR DECADES TO COME. HE HAS PLANTED ANARCHY IN IMO WHERE IT IS HIM OR NO BODY. HONESTLY SPEAKING ROCHAS NEEDS TO HAVE HIS HEAD EXAMINED BECAUSE THERE IS A EVIDENCE OF A MENTAL DISEASE IN HIM. THERE IS NOTHING ROCHAS CANNOT SAY TO GET HIS WAY, ALL LIES.HE FOUDN GOLD IN IMO STATE AND USING IMO TO ACQUIRE ASSETS AND PROPERTIES LIKE SOMEONE ON A MISSION TO DESTROY IMO STATE. HELLO EFCC AND ICPC ROCHAS IS LITMUS TEST FOR YOU ALL.

GEJ

Can Sahara Reporters please, compel some good jobs done by Goodluck and report, their reportage is becoming one sided and boring to read.

Mr Claver, are you not being

Mr Claver, are you not being selfish by suggesting that only Imo people enjoy Okorocha's dividends of democracy? I particularly cherish the man for two things: his renounciation of security votes and free education initiatives. If what we hear is true, the man is certainly shoulders and all above most of his contemporaries.

which okorocha this man referring to

which okorocha this man referring to, no wonder Imo are so backward

SR OPEN THE SPACE UP OR CLOSE YOUR APC LED MEDIA HOUSE

Its time SR is told to open the space up for comments or close the media house up-we are not zombies. That can be gagged or forced to believe or swallow every piece of new item posted here hook line sinker. U criticize government for not performing daily. But u cannot manage a simple media outfit. Why should it take 4 to a week for post to appear here when you are based in New York where there are no power failures? Are your acts not worst than the late Yara Adu and Jonathan u tagged Mr. Go slow?

Rochas is working!

My brother lets be truthful for once, Rochas is doing very well. I just came back from Imo State last week and I was amazed with the extent of work the Governor is doing for Ndi Imo. I visited Okigwe, Umuahia, Aba and later Owerri and what I saw in Imo was commedable. In Umuahia and Aba (Abia State)I felt so sad for my people, because nothing is happening there, no development at all! But Okigwe is been transformed to a township from the glorified village it was. Okorocha's developmental activities in Owerri is equal to none since 1999. I was immpressed so much that I started asking people why he was been criticised in the social media? I was informed the the criticism was from the Imo PDP. So, now I have come understand that critics are just political opponents. Rochas is working!!!

A prophet is not recognized

A prophet is not recognized in his town, Imo people may not value him till he is gone. Igbo adage will say If a woman after marring two husband will be able to tell the difference.Rochas is trying, but more need to be done.

Rochas and the message 2015

pls the messenger is correct.chief Rochas should focus concentrate on the work at hand .There are a lot to be done in the state.President Goodluck Azikiwe Jonathan is our consensus for 2015.Ndigbo are aware and know what to do.This is political pragmatism.Chiotu Nnamdi,Abuja.

APC PLEASE WATCH IMHA BY-ELECTION ON JUNE 29TH, 2013

ROCHAS IS FROM ORLU ZONE AND ON JUNE 29,2013 A SECOND BY-ELECTION SINCE HE BECAME GOVERNOR WOULD BE HELD AT OGUTA FOR A VACANT STATE HOUSE ASSEMBLY SEAT. FOR THE FACT THAT ROCHAS OKOROCHA CAME FROM ORLU ZONE AND A SITTING GOVERNOR, IT IS EXPECTED TO BE A CLEAN SWEEP FOR HIM. THE FIRST BY-ELECTION UNDER ROCHAS GOVT WAS AT MBAISE, HON. EMEKA IHEDIOHA FLOGGED ROCHAS BADLY AND IHEDIOHA'S MAN WON HANDSOMELY.IF SAME HAPPENS AT OGUTA HIS BACKYARD, APC SHOULD KNOW THAT ROCHAS CANNOT DELIVER ANY SEAT FOR THEM. THE MAN IS SO UNPOPULAR AND DESTRUCTIVE HIS OWN PEOPLE HATED HIM. SINCE THIS WRITE-UP IS BEFORE THE ELECTION, LET US SEE WHO IS RIGHT.IF ROCHAS CAN'T WIN AN ELECTION AT HIS OWN BACKYARD WHAT MAKES ANYONE BELIEVE THAT HE CAN WIN AT STATE WIDE ELECTION? APC CAN NEVER SUCCEED IN IMO STATE. THE WAY THE MASSES TOOK ROCHAS MONEY AT MBAISE OF IMO STATE AND VOTED AGAINST HIS CANDIDATE WOULD BE THE SAME WAY THEY WILL COLLECT HIS MONEY AT OGUTA AND DISAPPOINT HIM AGAIN.

ROCHAS IS THE MOST HATED POLITICIAN IN IMO STATE

The writer called Peter claver, hopeless an ingrate, is a sponsored writer who has no idea of what he was writing about. Rochas hates due process and awards contracts to criminals like himself attached to each of his family members.Go to Imo Concorde, it is dead. Peter definitely has not been to Imo. Why is it that all the towns and villagers of Imo are fighting Rochas land crabbing, which he re-allocates to his family? Is it not illegal to take people's land for government use and allocate same to his family? Go to New Owerri, Port Harcourt rd and Onitsha rd., his son-in-law being the comm. for lands has taken over all open lands. Why are civil servants,Youths, Orlu Ozurumee faction, and Imo state leaders all fighting Rochas? This is a man who says whatever that is convenient to fool the listners. Rochas family members have formed no less than 158 companies all meant to drain Imo state. Why are Imo contractors dying? Rochas is today the most unpopular politician in Imo.

what a paid apologist

I did not bother to read through this trash. I am not sure this bootlicker has visited Imo state in the past year. This is praise-singing gone silly. Which infrastructure, model school, health centers? Where? Anyone who travels to Okpala through Etche in Rivers State will experience what it means transiting from light to darkness. It was this same Okpala that made this loquacious governor win in the last election. I saw a primary school without roof in Okpala after the real model schools in Rivers. The General Hospital at Aboh Mbaise is th worst state of despair, ill-staffed. And the oji-onu claimed he is building 27 new hospitals. Let venture to re contest in 2015.

ROCHAS OKOROCHA IS A ROGUE CONVERTING IMO ASSETS TO FAMILY

ROCHAS DEFINITELY IS INTERESTED IN RUNNING FOR RE-ELCTION AS GOVERNOR NOT PRESIDENT-QUOTE ME. HE IS USNG THE DOUBLE TALK TO MISLEAD. WHAT HE TESTED IN IMO STATE, WOULD NEVER MAKE HIM RISK RUNING FOR PRESIDENT WHICH HE KNOWS HE HAS NO CHANCE.HE LACKS GRASSROOT STRUCTURE! HE IS ATTACKING JONATHAN TO REMAIN IN THE NEWS, WHILE REACHING OUT TO IJAW LEADERS TO BEG JONATHA FOR PERMISSION TO RETURN AS GOVERNOR AND DISTRACT IMO PEOPLE, SO THAT THE ISSUE OF IMO ZONING WOULD NOT SURFACE EARLIER. ROCHAS MAY END UP BEING THE FIRST GOVERNOR IN NIGERIA, AFTER DSP PLEA BARGAIN, TO GO TO PRISON. NAME IT, ROCHAS HAS CONVERTED LANDS, INDUSTRIES, FUNDS, ALL MAJOR CONTRACTS, ITC, ADAPALM,SURE-P, EXCESS CRUDE, IMO CONCORDE, ETC TO HIS FAMILY. THE NUMBER OF CONTRACT SCAMS PLAGUING HIS GOVERNMENT SPEAKS VOLUME. OVER 90% OF HIS CONTRACTS ARE ABANDONED.CONTRACTORS ARE DYING AND HIS CABINET NEOPHYTES WORKING ON EMPTY STOMACH BECAUSE HIS FAMILY ARE SHARING AND STARVING THEM

Rochas go sleep

Mr Peter, I strongly believe that Rochas hire u to carry out fake informatn abt dis yahoo.I am advancing Rochas to remain in Imo state n deceive his pple nt naija in general. No room for owelle 2015 bcos Rochas is fake.

It poses a great difficulty

It poses a great difficulty to reconcile the random and reckless utterances of governor Okorocha with the realities on ground in Imo State. A situation where MDAs are subjected to generate their salaries and allowances; where contractors are subjected to fund government projects to completion without payment; where in ten months in office, a government borrowed a sum of money more than the sum total of the borrowings of three previous administrations in Imo State; where governor Okorocha sets up numerous private outfits which took over the management and control of government contracts, departments and agencies for his self aggrandizement; where about 16,000 Imolites were deprived of their legitimate jobs without payment of their entitlements or their replacement thereof smacks of a government cover-up and hypocrisy. It’s time to stop the lies and deceit. EFCC will, indeed be needed to help Imolites .

Whereas governor Okorocha is

Whereas governor Okorocha is busy siphoning the State funds, he turns round with a Catholic look to tell easy-going Imolites what they like to hear about manna falling from heaven. Without fear of contradictions, Concorde hotel has been suffocated in the guise of renovation to pave way for LA MONDE hotel (owned by governor Okorocha) to reap all government sponsored socio-political activities. Roche group International (owned by governor Okorocha) controls all the ETF and UBE contracts at IMSUBEB as well as manages ADAPALM, Concorde hotel, and ITC. LA MONDE Press, LA MONDE Guest House, Concorde newspapers, and Rochas Convention Center Fast Food are other conduit pipes of governor Okorocha for siphoning state fund. No wonder, governor Okorocha once said,

“I am here for a mission, and

“I am here for a mission, and the mission shall come to pass. Don’t see me as a conventional governor, but a radical governor, that is why I don’t observe protocol”.
* As a friend, Kenneth Uwadi once wrote, “Okorocha has been proclaiming heaven that will become of Imo State. Every month, he will make press release, promising Imolites heaven on earth. To get cheap popularity, he rents praise singers who lie to the world that all is honky dory with Imo State. Our ears are sore with ‘we will build this and that’ in place of ‘we have done this and that’.” Indeed, Imo people are yearning for result. Do governor Okorocha realize that he sacked the following groups of Imo people from the government pay roll?
(a) The beneficiaries of the 10,000 jobs

governor Rochas

For God sake, when are going to start celebrating good governance. When they do u complain, when they dnt u complain, abeg my guy no envy dat man, the little he has done for Imo is by far more than what GEJ Has done for naija.

During the same address on

During the same address on the STATE OF IMO, governor Okorocha disclosed that “my government since inception has not borrowed a kobo”. Thus, the governor should in the spirit of his acclaimed prudent management of the State resources explain the following: - Who borrowed the N10billion and N50billion respectively in 2011, and which were approved as supplementary budgets by the stooge IMHA? - Who borrowed N6billion for repayment of purported loan owed to UBA PLC by the past administration?
- Who borrowed another N6billion for supposedly counterpart fund for UBE, ETF, MDG, etc? - Who, also, borrowed N5billion for fruitless adventure of re-surfacing good and motorable roads in Owerri municipality?
- Who, too, borrowed a whopping sum of N10billion for phantom infrastructural development? The loans are endless. Who is governor Okorocha fooling? Perhaps, governor Okorocha is right, because he is yet to start the actual borrowing spree.

Rochas go sleep

Mr Peter, I strongly believe that Rochas hire u to carry out fake informatn abt dis yahoo.

In late January 2012,

In late January 2012, governor Okorocha visited Gombe, Bauchi and Kano States for his 2015 presidential ambition. However, he claimed to have visited and held meetings with the Igbos, and found out that no Igbo was killed in any of the Boko Haram attacks. Thanks to God that Rochas abracadabra did not charm the visibly annoyed Chairman of Ohaneze ndi Igbo of Kano State who was quick to respond that, “Okorocha did not enter Sabon Gari to see anybody. He came for his own political business. He did not come to see Ndigbo. He did not set foot in the community”. This is how governance has been reduced to a child’s play where time, effort and money are wasted on frivolities. (d) IMO STATE CIVIL SERVICE REFORM AND COMMERCIALIZATION PROGRAMMEIt is on record that governor Okorocha has addressed Imolites on several occasions on the issue of the State being very rich. Yet directed by the governor to engage in commercial activities

Imo people witnessed how

Imo people witnessed how governor Okorocha rebranded all the Hilux vans and Healthcare delivery hummer buses in the State to credit his so-called rescue government. Even, the additional 100 Ford Ranger Trucks, which he claimed to have purchased were actually donated by banks to the State government. The said governor was not ashamed to present these trucks to Imo people as his achievement in his first 100days in office, which he earlier planned not to celebrate.

* In the same manner, the said governor re-allocated all the official vehicles (acquired by the past administration) to his political appointees who invariably were denied the comfort of brand new official vehicles. Thus, the money so conserved from not purchasing any new vehicle is not seen to have been meaningfully utilized by the Okorocha’s government.

The totality of the public

The totality of the public works and infrastructural projects embarked upon by governor Okorocha are all at their teething stages that should not warrant any self glory or applause. It is sad to note that the award of these contracts did not follow due process because according to governor Okorocha, “in rescue mission, there is no protocol”.
* The verbosity in respect of breaking the age-long jinx about Okigwe and Orlu regarding the location of such white elephant projects as a five star hotel, a civic centre, a modern stadium, etc are the usual fallacious promises of governor Okorocha. It can be likened to the N100million development fund promised to each of the LGAs in the State, which till date is yet to be realized. To add salt to injury, governor Okorocha promised another N1billion to each of the LGAs in a manner that presents him as one in need of psychiatric diagnosis and spiritual deliverance so as to bring his flippancy to a bearable level.

It is beyond every reasonable

It is beyond every reasonable doubt that governor Okorocha did not cut down any state security vote as claimed. Reference to the 2011 budget reveals that the said state security vote was N2billion and not N6billion. Therefore, for governor Okorocha to claim that he cut down the said state security vote to N2.5billion is a criminal projection aimed at hoodwinking the Imo people for self aggrandizement to the tune of N500million. This is fraud.
* Imolites are no daft to be deceived that governor Okorocha paid 2-12years pensions to retirees whereas he merely paid 3months arrears in a dramatized interactive session. This window dressing to attract undeserved applause was stage –managed to portray the past governors of Imo State as insensitive to the plight of the retirees while masquerading as “a self acclaimed messiah”.

IS THIS ALL THE IGBOS CAN PROVIDE D NATION?

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has stated that there are clear indications that the people of the Southeast have decided to dump the People Democratic Party (PDP) for the rival All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 forthcoming general elections owing to the criminal neglect of the zone by the ruling party. Igbos are a very funny lot