A cross section of Imo people yesterday, urged Governor Rochas Okorocha to start preparing his handover notes, ahead of May 29, 2019, even as they were insistent that “his son in-law, Uche Nwosu cannot succeed him as governor”.
Speaking exclusively to Vanguard in Owerri, a legal practitioner, Mr. Stanley Ozuzu, recalled that Okorocha, who came on board through an overwhelming support of the citizens, has sadly drifted. “Governor Okorocha’s free education policy made him very popular, but today, what the citizenry have been witnessing is excruciating pain, poverty, gross insensitivity and inexplicable high handedness, never before experienced in the history of Imo State. I urge him to start preparing his handover notes”, Ozuzu said. Enumerating some of the ills of the administration, Ozuzu said it included, but not limited to, reduction of workers emoluments, shortchanging of pensioners, demolition or outright seizure of private properties and the destruction of Ekeukwu Market Owerri, and New Market, despite valid court orders”. Ozuzu opined that “from the way the governor and his aides behave, it looks clear that they are not worried about people’s anguish, calling everyone’s bluff and making the state look like a conquered territory and personal enterprise.”
Meanwhile SDP accuses Buhari, Okorocha of misgovernace
The national chairman of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, Olu Falae, yesterday asked Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari over insecurity in the country.
Falae who was represented by the national organising secretary of the SDP, Emeka Atuma, alongside other national officers visited Owerri for the launch of Imo State SDP Governorship Campaign of Okey Ezeh at Dan Anyiam Stadium. Atuma also claimed that Imo people were tired of the style of governance in the state under Rochas Okorocha. This is as the Imo state governorship candidate of SDP, Okey Ezeh, said that he had concluded plans to end what he described as the sufferings of Imo people. According to Atuma, “I bring to you people greetings from our national chairman, Olu Falae. He said he would have loved to be in Imo State but because of some demanding issues, he did not make it and promised to come back and engage the South East zone. “We are here gathered to bring the word of change to Imo State. SDP is designed to deliver governance to Nigeria, especially to Imo State. This is a people-oriented party. Anyone elected under the SDP is a special person. “When many people wanted to contest, we requested a credible person and Imo people chose Okey Ezeh who told us that service is what he is coming to offer to Imo people.” He went further to recall his interaction with some Imolites : “Imo people told me that they keep making mistakes and I want to tell them that the days of mistakes are over. The days of torture are gone.”