The National leadership of Orluzurumee Youth Assembly (OYA) has said that it will by Thursday, August 29, 2019, meet in Orlu to discuss the recent outburst by Governor Rochas Okorocha, which is presently generating dust in the political sphere, and threatening the peace, tranquility and development of the state.
Okorocha had last week stormed Imo state after a long time off, what a lot of people described as self exile and upon arrival rained insults on the state Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, accusing him of spending over N2.8 billion for monthly sanitation and other allegations bordering on embezzlement of public funds, including purchasing of over 11 different mansions scattered across Owerri and other cities.
This however did not go down well with the state Governor, as such uncouth statement has been greeted with criticisms from a cross-section of Imo citizens including the traditional rulers, who have spoiled for war with the aggressive and antagonizing Rochas Okorocha.
According to the National President of Orluzurumee Youth Assembly, Engr. Christian Okolie, while reacting to the development, the Assembly feels worried over the immediate past governor resort to mudslinging and campaign of calumny against his successor in office, in a bid to score cheap political point and incite the citizenry. He accused Okorocha of dancing naked and bringing shame to the people of Orlu zone. He said, “for a former governor to be throwing mud even after election, leaves so much to be desired. Could it be as a result of the probe panels being set up by the present administration or he still assumes to be governor of Imo more than three months after living office?”, Okolie queried.
He said that while the assembly was waiting for the ex-governor to sort himself with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over a litany of allegations bothering on fraud and give account of his stewardship to Orlu people, he began to make inciting statement against his successor, who is barely less than 100 days in the office, just to heat-up the polity once more.
Engr. Okolie described such actions of ex-governor Okorocha, as portraying him in very bad light as a man without conscience and bestially more especially considering his failure to explain who owns the Zigreat Construction Company, with which N20 billion was expended on white elephant projects, including building a ministry of Happiness for his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo, who he appointed commissioner, without the courtesy of submitting her name to the State legislature for screening and scrutiny to know if she was ever qualified and capable of performing above board on the job.
When asked to give hint of what could be the agenda for the meeting, Okolie declined but said, Orluzurumee Youth Assembly will not fail to address Okorocha and caution him to refrain from inciting the youths against Imo leaders.