- The deputy governor of Imo, Eze Madumere, accuses Rochas Okorocha of destroying the state
- Madumere, declaring his support for APC's Hope Uzodinma, says it will take 25 years for Imo to be revived
- The deputy governor urged Imo people to rally round Hope Uzodinma ahead of the governorship election
Eze Madumere, the deputy governor of Imo, has alleged that Rochas Okorocha, his embattled principal, has destroyed the state to the extent that it would take between 25 and 30 years to recover from the damage done by the governor.
Uche Onwuchekwa, the spokesperson of Madumere, said the deputy governor made the claim at a fund-raising dinner held in support of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hope Uzodinma.
A statement by Onwuchekwa quoted Madumere as saying: “It is not going to be a bed of roses for the next governor of Imo state.
“What Okorocha has done to the socio-economic status of this state, quote me it will take 25 to 30 years for the state to recover from the damage done to it. The level of damage is simply unimaginable.”
In his declaring his support for Uzodinma’s candidature, Madumere said: “Senator Hope Uzodinma’s project is my project. Governorship election is no one man project. It is about service to the people and not a personal business.”
According to him, Okorocha did not have up to N5 million in his account when he ran for office in 2011.
“It took the donations of the good spirited Imolites and Nigerians to help Okorocha manage his financial needs for the campaign and election,” Madumere said adding that the governor made people think he was an angel.
He said Okorocha, however, turned out to be a “big monster by night.”
Calling on the people of Imo to stick together to end Okorocha’s reign of impunity, Madumere said: “Today pensioners, our pensioners are being owed arrears of their money. Salaries are short paid by 30 per cent. Medicare is nonexistent in the state.
“I call on Imo state to rally round Senator Uzodinma and vote for him massively to ensure that he takes over Douglas House, he will do well as a governor.”
He predicted that Uzodinma will emerge the next governor of Imo state.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the APC in Imo state recently accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of destroying the party.
The caretaker committee chairman, Marcellenius Nlemigbo, said Governor Okorocha's action is due to his 2023 presidential ambition, even as he pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Imo governor over his conduct.
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