Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has said the few elite who simple and compound interest is the 2019 governorship in the state do not constitute any opposition as they only operate on the social media.
“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” Okorocha said in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo.
In reaction to a protest planned by the Imo peoples Action For Democracy, he said” 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” (IPAD) 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”
Part of the statement reads “When we saw that gimmick, we didn’t react to it because we knew it was one of such cock and bull stories. Afterall, 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”
He said rather than the “occupy Imo protest to take place “supporters of the administration gathered in their thousands at the Heroes Square to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s 75th birthday”
And on what ground would any Imo man or woman storm the street against the government its achievements have superceded the achievements of all the administrations before it put together.
“The truth of the matter is that the more than one thousand verifiable projects executed by Okorocha’s administration have become so intimidating that the few elite parading themselves as the opposition, most of the times, become hopeless, hapless and helpless. Our achievements are our own “bazooka rifle”. They can’t help it.
We would only extend our heartfelt gratitude to the good people of the state for their appreciation, understanding and unbridled cooperation. Our achievements will continue to speak and act for us to the glory of God”