THE EDUCATOR - MAY 21 2018



Those Elites I displaced since 2011 are Fighting to come back – Okorocha

The Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has said the state is facing a political class war over the 2019 election, and main people who are staging the war are those elites and godfathers he has relegated from politics since 2011.  

Governor Okorocha in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo said, “The truth is that there is a class war going on in the State at the moment. And the crux of the matter is 2019. The elite and godfathers who felt displaced by Governor Rochas Okorocha since 2011 are fighting to stage a come-back, targeting 2019. These elements should stop deceiving the public with their pretences.”


“For instance, those who call themselves stakeholders sneaked into an uncompleted building Friday night and came out to say they had conducted APC State Congress. Look at the photographs they have sent out. Do you conduct Congress at night and in an uncompleted building?

“Again, the first question you ask about a government is the extent that government has served the people who own the mandate abinitio. They have been honest to themselves not to accuse Rochas of non-performance. On our own, we have claimed that Okorocha has more than one thousand verifiable projects to his credit and has achieved more than all those before him. And nobody has said it is not true.

“If Rochas has more than one thousand projects and has achieved more than those before him put together, what is then the issue? The issue is that the elite and the godfathers have run dry since Rochas came and they want to come and recover all they have lost since 2011.

“And Rochas Okorocha never endorsed Uche Nwosu for the fun of it. He only wants to ensure that someone who would continue to work for Imo people and continue to keep these elite and godfathers in check, takes over from him. Don’t forget that when the PDP was in power, the usual story was that there was no money.

“But today, aside the functional free education, Imo people have seen total transformation of the State at all levels. And they are there for people to see. And for those who do not know, Imo people will never never allow these elite and godfathers to come and hold them to ransom again.

Therefore in 2019, Owelle will talk to Imo people and tell them the route to follow. And you wonder what these folks will tell Imo people. Once Imo people hear that these people are coming to start their Share-The-Money slogan again, at the expense of free education and so on, they are finished.