Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has been attacked by the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, over the N600 million supposedly budgeted for Christmas and New Year decorations.
Ihedioha said it was insensitive for Okorocha to earmark such an amount for Christmas decorations when there are several unresolved issues in the state.
The former Deputy Speaker accused Okorcha of being inept, while pointing out that 27 local government councils in the state had been comatose for years.
Speaking through his media aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu, he wondered why Okorocha was spending N600 million on decorations, when citizens of the state were suffering from unpaid salary arrears and pensions.
“Despite the prevailing widespread disenchantment being expressed by citizens, who recently called for his immediate impeachment over the alarming rate of hunger and insecurity occasioned by the inept handling of issues of governance and unrepentant deceit so far exhibited by the Okorocha led administration, the governor has refused to repent or address such concerns and other critical issues.”
“There are several unresolved industrial disputes, while the state’s infrastructure base has collapsed. Today, there is palpable lack of vision for the genuine development of the state, but the government chose to embark on such inciting and frivolous window dressing.”
“It is ridiculous and indeed smacks of insensitivity for this government to spend over N600 million on decorations when families can no longer afford their meals and basic needs as a result of non-payment of salaries, pensions and other entitlements.”
“The governor has embarked on several trips abroad to woo non-existent investors with a view to actualizing his failed promises of aggressive industrialization and employment of youths.”