Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 said no responsibility, reasonable Imo indigene will protest against him.
In a statement by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, the governor said his opposition are only on social media.
“We want to take the floor once again to inform the general public that Governor Rochas Okorocha or his Rescue Mission Administration does not have any opposition in the state. The few elite, whose simple and compound interest is 2019 governorship in the state, do not constitute any opposition in the proper sense of the word and so, they only operate on the social media,” Onwuemedo said in the statement.
“We want also to state clearly that no reasonable Imo man or woman can come out in protest against Governor Rochas Okorocha or his administration because he has done for them what they never knew could be done by a government in the state.
“Why all these? Those who follow postings on the social media must have read what a faceless or non-existent group that called itself ‘Imo Peoples Action for Democracy’ with no fixed address or any existing human being behind it, had published threatening to ‘occupy Imo’ from Monday, December 18, 2017 to Sunday, December 24, 2017 in protest for reasons best known to them.
“When we saw that gimmick, we didn’t react to it because we knew it was one of such cock and bull stories. After all, a one-time speaker of the state House of Assembly had issued a similar threat last year and on the day he said he was going to have a rally against the government, he was not even in Owerri but in Abuja enjoying himself. At the end of the day, nothing happened.
“Today, Monday, December 18, 2017 nothing happened with regard to the empty threat to ‘Occupy Imo.’ Rather, supporters of the administration gathered in their thousands at the Heroes Square to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s 75th birthday.”
It still hasn’t dawned on the governor that his decisions and actions has earned him opposition from his own subjects.
Okorocha had refused to pay workers salaries but embark on erection of statues worth N500 million each.
Some indigenes had took to the street to protest against his government on Monday but they were dispersed by the Police.
A day after, the governor is making this statement, boasting that he has no opposition.
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