The wealth of past Imo State Governors must have been over estimated after they left office
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha said there is a wrong assessment by people of the State that they must have acquired so much wealth after serving the State.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, Okorocha said rather he intends to befitting houses for the former Governors to encourage people on the need to always appreciate and honour their past leaders.
“Where is the wealth Sam Mbakwe was said to have accumulated for which he was imprisoned? Where is the wealth today? You need to see what the children are going through. Where is the wealth Enwerem, or Udenwa or Ohakim were said to have acquired?” he said
He continued “Look around and show me where this wealth said to have been accumulated by the former governors is. It is not true. The problem lies with the perception of people. They have the feeling that once you are a governor, you must have gotten the franchise to acquire wealth, which is far from reality”.
He also said that he has no bank account or house in any part of the world, adding that he does not believe it is the best of actions to begin to have money in foreign accounts or having houses overseas”.
He advised that the citizenry should not see all their leaders as corrupt, but should try as much as they can to appreciate their leaders.