Imo Needs 25-30yrs To Recover From Okorocha’s Damage — Dep Gov
The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere has stated that the state will take up to 25 to 30 years to recover from the damages imposed by the outgoing governor, Rochas Okorocha.
The deputy governor said this during a fund-raising dinner held in support of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hope Uzodinma.
Disclosing this in a statement by his media aide, Uche Onwuchekwa, on Sunday, Madumere said that the Okorocha has done so much damage to the socio-economic status of the state.
“It is not going to be a bed of roses for the next governor of Imo State.
“What Okorocha has done to the socio-economic status of this state, quote me it will take 25 to 30 years for the state to recover from the damage done it.
“The level of damage is simply unimaginable,” Madumere said.
Speaking further in the statement, Madumere said Okorocha had less than N5 million while running for office in 2011.
“It took the donations of the good spirited Imolites and Nigerians to help Okorocha manage his financial needs for the campaign and election,” he noted.
Madumere said the governor presented himself as an angel of light “but turned a big monster by night” and called on Imo people to “stick together to end Okorocha’s reign of impunity.
“Today pensioners, our pensioners are being owed arrears of their money. Salaries are short paid by 30 per cent. Medicare is nonexistent in the state,” he stressed.
Proclaiming his support for Uzodinma’s candidature, Madumere said:
“Senator Hope Uzodinma’s project is my project. Governorship election is no one man project.
“It is about service to the people and not a personal business.”
“I call on Imo State to rally round Senator Uzodinma and vote for him massively to ensure that he takes over Douglas House, he will do well as a governor.”
The deputy governor predicted that Uzodinma will emerge the next governor of Imo State in the upcoming March 9 polls.
Madumere got embroiled in a political power tussle with Okorocha when he declared his intention to run for the governorship seat against Okorocha’s anointed and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu.