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Describes attack on party as macabre dance of shame

By Chidi Nkwopara

OWERRI— Imo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described Governor Rochas Okorocha’s repeated attack on the party as “a macabre dance of shame, deceit and lies.”

The state’s secretary of the party, Nze Raymond Emeana, stated this in reaction to the accusation that the PDP was organising a one million-man march against the state government July 3, 2017.

“It has become irresponsibly fashionable for Governor Okorocha and his media handlers to only tout that the successive PDP administrations in Imo State achieved nothing. Nothing sounds cheap, spurious, bizzare and ludicrous as this irritating piece of falsehood and cheap political propaganda,” Emeana said.

He also disclosed that these lies and falsehood were dished out only when the citizenry demands account of stewardship from the governor.

According to the PDP scribe, the party has been resisting the temptation to join issues with the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, and the others, because they are petty, unprofessional and deceitful.

“The trending official press release from the government is manifestly tardy, indecent and indecorous. It is for the reason of claiming sole political champion that all existing functional infrastructure in Imo are either destroyed or redesigned and further reclassified, causing monumental hardship, ruin and stagnancy in the state, including wastage of scarce resources in Imo State,” Emeana said.

He mentioned the state secretariat complex as a signature project in Imo, pointing out that the Ahiajoku Convention Centre, another signature project and the Governor’s Office remains superior to and outstanding in quality and standard to all the block projects of the Okorocha administration.

The party scribe reminded the administration that the salaries and other entitlements of workers and pensioners were paid, including periodic review, unlike the one man family show of bizzare and primitive accumulation of wealth and landed property in the new Imo.

While reminding Governor Okorocha and his media handlers that he was a political appointee of the Chief Ikedi Ohakim administration, Emeana also said that the longest road constructed in Imo, in the post Sam Mbakwe era, was the Dikenafai-Umuobom-Osina road with three bridges, measuring over 20 kilometres with drainage system, which was constructed by the PDP.”

“Mention must also be made of the construction of the Umuchima road, including internal and ring road, off Dikenafai-Nkwerre, measuring over 15 kilometres with drainage system and the construction of the Central School-Afor Ogboko-Rochas country home road with drainage system. These roads by Ohakim are the only visible and durable road projects in the Ideato South local government area, where Okorocha hails from, till date”, the party said.

It was the considered opinion of Emeana that only posterity and history and indestructible record would place men in any capacity howsoever, as having performed.

“The volume of revenue accruable to Rochas Okorocha within his first two years alone, are far beyond the 12 years of Achike Udenwa and Ikedi Ohakim put together”, the PDP Scribe said.


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