The battle over which zone in Imo state will present the next governor gets hotter as APC chieftain, Uche Onyeagucha, tells Governor Rocha Okorocha to prepare for prison.
Gov. Rochas, Uche Onyeagucha
Onyeagucha said Okorocha has failed at governing and has allegedly ran the state down finacially.
He urged the governor to start making a prison uniform as he might soon be sent to jail.
Voice of Ndigbo gathered that Onyeagucha made this statement while reacting to a statement allegedly made by Okorocha that whoever will take over from him as governor may be stoned by the people if his performance fell below the standard he had set.
Onyeagucha, while speaking to The New Telegraph, said: “I was a senatorial candidate, I should be a leader in APC, while Rochas should be in prison for the way and manner he has looted Imo state.
“He should rather be sewing his prison uniform. This is a person who has never gone on any commercial flight since he became governor; he has been travelling around on private jet at the state’s expanse.
“What is this nonsense? He said he built this and that in the state. Is it Concord Hotel which he renovated, Ikemba Ojukwu Centre was built by Mbakwe and he renovated it; the Imo State Commissioners’ Quarters, he just changed the roof and renovated it; the State Secretariat was built by Chief Achike Udenwa, he changed the roof when there was no need for that.”
Onyeagucha said most of the projects the governor claimed to have built were old buildings renovated and presented as newly built.
He said: “Today, there are many leaky roofs at the secretariat.
“Avutu poultry, which he renovated, has collapsed under one year. At the appropriate time, Imo people will beam to the world, the many grisly misdeeds of this cruel administration.
“When we in APC went on campaign, we said we will build factories, industries, and create jobs. That is what we promised, even on billboards then.
“When I told him he is a fraud, he removed them and changed the message. Show me one factory built by Rochas and I will apologise.
“No block industry, no toothpick industry, no sachet water industry just the ones that could be built with little amount, none!
“He has deceived our people for too long, he has bamboozled them with lies, and we have tolerated it long enough.”
Meanwhile, Okorocha has transformed 305 youths into instant millionaires by empowering them with the sum of one million naira each.
The youths who benefited from empowerment programme were selected from the 305 wards across the 27 local government areas of the state, according to a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, the chief press secretary to the governor.
The Okorocha explained that he chose to empower one youth each from the 305 wards in the state to encourage the youths to succeed and begin to contribute to the progress and prosperity of the state in particular and the nation at large.