Imo state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha said his decision to build
a befitting guest house for his predecessor, Chief Ikedi Ohakim and
other former governors is informed by the provision of the law which
stipulated for such gesture for former governors of the state.
Gov. Okorocha who made this explanation when he interacted with leaders from Ohakim’s local government area, Isiala Mbano, said he had
put beside him all that happened before and during the 2011
governorship election to face the challenges of developing the entire
He said “I don’t have any problem with the people of Isiala Mbano
because you are my brothers and friends. In fact, as I am talking to
you now, I have built a betting guest house for Chief Ohakim, whom I
still regard as my brother, Chief Achike Udenwa, late Chief Evan
Enwerem and Late Sam Mbakwe as stipulated by the law of the state.”
He reiterated that his administration would not marginalize against
any local government but will ensure that the principle of equality
and fairness is strictly adhered to ensure that dividends of democracy
are effectively spread across the nooks and crannies of the state.
Gov. Okorocha further explained that the idea of Community Government
Council is to decentralize power and ensure that hidden resources in
the rural areas are unlocked for the speedy development of the state
as well as promote agricultural practices at the grassroots for food
security and enhanced revenue generation.
He added that his administration has within one year executed massive
infrastructural projects including 24 kilometer of rural road project
in each of the 27 local government areas, 305 modern primary schools
in each of the INEC ward in the state, 27 new general hospitals, Imo
College of Advanced Professional Studies (ICAPS) and total
reconstruction of the Government House.
He promised to deliver more dividends of democracy in the second year
of the administration by initiating policies and programmes that will
have direct impact on the lives of the people as well as give priority
to industrialization and agriculture towards reviving the economy of
the state and massive job creation.
He, however, urged the people of the area to support his
administration in the desperate bid to transform and make the Imo
conducive for direct foreign investment.