By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRI—THE Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, ACMPN, has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of “mindlessly destroying Imo economy” with over N3.5 trillion allegedly lost to the state’s urban renewal programme.
The ACMPN chairman, Dr. Philip Njemanze, in a press release tittled: “The 10 Mortal Sins of Governor Rochas Okorocha,” also lamented that no fewer than 25,000 jobs have been lost since Governor Okorocha started implementing the programme.
“Imo State economy drastically shrunk because of the loss of a whopping N3.5 trillion, as a result of the urban renewal programme. The colossal loss resulted to an equally disturbing loss of no fewer than 25,000 jobs,” Dr. Njemanze said.
According to the ACMPN boss, “this huge losses have sadly reduced the state’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, by at least 30 percent”.
Njemanze explained that the “10 mortal sins” allegedly committed by Okorocha, are those that largely violated the 10 commandments of God.
“The Okorocha administration had publicly lied in the name of God, in what everyone knows is false, including the false assertion that the state administration paid N400 million to the Catholic Archdiocese, for the refurbishing of Catholic schools”, Njemanze said.
He stressed that “the governor instead used the money to erect statues of friends and associates, and luxury homes for family members and cronies, in violation of the fifth commandments.
“We have not forgotten the Abortion Bill, which the governor signed into law, to murder the unborn Imo child. We have equally not forgotten how 10-year old Somtochukwu Ibeanusi was murdered gruesomely, during the destruction of Ekeukwu Owerri market. This is a violation of the sixth commandment that you shall not kill,” Njemanze said.