My coming to power was without Imo political elites — Okorocha


The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has attributed his assumption to power to the masses stressing that it is without the input of the political elites and the big names of Imo politics.

Speaking on Thursday, at the Imo International Convention Centre (IICC), Owerri at a Special event prayer organised by the Women of Divine Destiny Initiative (WODI), Okorocha declared that none of the political elites and juggernauts was with him in his struggle to power as the Imo State Governor.

Speaking further, he affirmed that the masses were his backing and that they are still with him.

He said: “my coming to power was without the elites or the big names in Imo politics. None of them was with me, but the masses of Imo State were with me and are still with me”

The governor stated that he tagged his administration the “Rescue Mission Adminis-tration” because of the serious task of developing Imo State as a project of collective dreams and aspirations.

Affirming further, he stressed that “I swore before Almighty God and declared that Imo must be better ….But in the course of this government, I must confess to you that we have gone through a lot of troubles and opposition to get to where we are today”

Remarking on the achievements of his administration, Okorocha averred that “the entire landscape of Imo is dotted with landmark and veritable projects which are there for all to see”

Commenting on achievements on education, he said: “Imo State today is the only state where there is free education from primary, secondary, to the university level. As a result of this development, Imo State has continued to hold the ace in the enrolment of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Nigeria for seven years running”

The outgoing governor, who is currently battling a political struggle, however expressed optimism that he would come out victorious.

It would be learnt that the governor in the streams of the aftermath of the 2019 general elections was suspended by his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), on allegations of anti-party activities.

In the wake of this dynamics, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ceased from issuing the Certificate of Return as Senator-elect to the governor.

However, affirming his victory Okorocha declared faith that he is unstoppable and that he would be heard once again.



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