Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has opened up on the alleged assault on the Archbishop of Owerri Catholic Diocese, AJV Obinna just as he said that the All Progressive Congress, APC will govern Imo State for 24 uninterrupted years.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, he commended the Archbishop of Owerri Catholic Diocese, Archbishop Obinna “for saying the truth over allegations that he was assaulted at the weekend”
Okorocha said the APC hold the political ace in Imo State at the moment and will continue to govern the State uninterruptedly for the next 24 years because what gives victory in an election are achievements and not blackmail or propaganda on social media.
On the alleged assault on Archbishop Obinna, Okorocha said “We want to commend Archbishop Obinna for saying the truth over the allegation weekend that he was attacked by government officials at a funeral service which the opponents of the government had tried in vain to use as blackmail tool”.
“The Archbishop personally told the Guardian Newspaper of Monday March 5, 2018, that he was “Neither beaten nor manhandled by any person”. And we have therefore no other option than to leave the matter at that point. Since the Archbishop is at the centre of the whole drama his account should be the most authentic. And we take it up from there” he stated.
“According to him, the APC is the party to beat in Imo State in all the elections in 2019 from the Presidential to the governorship, and every blackmail is being dished out now by opponents to see if they can help them. And they know it cannot assist them in any way since he didn’t add any electoral value to them in 2011 and 2015”
“The achievements of the APC government in the state have surpassed all that the administrations before it since the creation of the state put together had achieved. We want to be challenged on this recurring claim from our side” he stated
Part of the statement reads “We are also aware that one of the big churches that own the largest and most expensive private schools in the state are not happy with the free education programme in the state that has become a huge success story. “Their obvious anger is that the free education venture has drastically depopulated their private schools.
“Let any interested party or person publish the achievements of all those, both military and civilian who had governed the state before 2011, and let us publish the achievements of Governor Rochas Okorocha for seven years so that the public can see why it is very difficult for Imo people to vote for any other party aside APC and its candidate” he said
On the governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu, he said Uche Nwosu is the hottest political figure in the State.
“If the only issue Uche Nwosu has for which he cannot be governor is being an inlaw to Governor Okorocha then we should give America back their democracy since that is where we copied from. The same America, where George Walker Bush became the 43rd President, from 2001 to 2009 after his father, George Herbert Walker Bush had become the country’s 41st President from 1989 to 1993” he stated.