June 3, 2016

Imo people are unfair to Rochas — AKabuogu

Imo people are unfair to Rochas — AKabuogu

Gov Rochas Okorocha

CHIEF Godwin Akabogu, a former aide to Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha in this interview laments that the governor’s stewardship is not being acknowledged by some in the state. He also spoke on other issues.

By Charles Kumolu

What do you make of the mixed impression some appear to have about the administration of Okorocha?

You see, people don’t even understand who he is. To start with, Imo people, I will tell you without mincing words are very unfair to Rochas Okorocha’s administration. Given what he has done in Imo State today, they are unfair to him.  You see, for the first time, I challenge Imo sons and daughters to come out and show me, since the inception of the state, a singular government that has outperformed Rochas Anayo Okorocha.

But there were people like Achike Udenwa and Ikedi Ohakim, do you mean they didn’t do much?

See, all those people you just mentioned did their own quota but whatever thing they did is nowhere to be compared with what Anayo Okorocha has done in the past four years. What Achike Udenwa did in eight years, Rochas Anayo Okorocha surpassed it in four years.

A lot of people say Rochas is not working but just playing political games?

No, those who feel that Rochas is not working are not fair to him. I can stay here and tell you authoritatively that Rochas Okorocha has performed tremendously well.  No, he is not into political gambling. For the past one month I have travelled the length and breadth of Imo State, the projects Okorocha has done speak volume. You will see all the projects Okorocha did and you will discover that all these things speak for themselves. Are you talking about roads? Are you talking about the schools he renovated? I mean, where would you start to access him? Then, cast your mind back to the previous administrations, what do they have to show for their governance? Both Ikedi Ohakim and Achike Udenwa even Sam Mbakwe. What the Igbo sons and daughters do not understand is that, Rochas is the anointed son of the late Ikemba Ojukwu.

Why did you say his people are unfair to him when they re-elected him?

In my thinking, they are very unfair to Okorocha. This is a man who gave them free education. He gave them different kinds of infrastructure, new and good road networks and lot of transformation. I saw this myself, it is not like hearsay.

At the end of the day, why won’t you give honour to whom honour is due? Why don’t you give credit to whom credit is due? There is a saying in my local dialect, it says ‘when you thank the person that prepared green beans for you, he would be energized to prepare another dish for you”. In Imo State  what are they saying? Their slogan is this “Government of the family, by the family and for the family.” That shows that they are not being appreciative of the man.