-Says, blame game should be over by now

Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has frowned at what he called Governor Uzodimma’s inept, purposeless and lack-luster approach to governance after one year in office.

Senator Okorocha who stated this in a release signed and issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo told Governor Uzodimma to wake up from slumber, take responsibility for his failure and stop passing the buck.

Okorocha, in the release, referred to a news report captioned, ‘Imo indigenes score Uzodimma low on performance” noted that, “ Modestus Nwamkpa Special Assistant to the governor on print media did not fault the low score on his principal’s performance. He only told his interviewers that the governor has been busy in the past one year correcting the damage done to the state by the Okorocha administration. The poor defence of using Okorocha’s name to explain and wish away Imo peoples’ sincere verdict and assessment of his abysmal performance does no longer hold water”

“The unreasonable and unintelligent the excuse given by the Governor Uzodimma’s Media Assistant is a confirmation that the former had failed in his first one year in office. It is an acceptance of the poor performance verdict passed on the administration by Imo people. It is amusing that the only excuse he could give for his poor outing are the imaginary anomalies meted to the state by Okorocha”.

The truth, he said, is that, if after one year in office, the governor and his handlers still flaunt Okorocha’s name as their only defense for government’s failure, ineptitude and lack-luster performance, then something is fundamentally wrong with the administration.

“That the blame game and buck passing that should have been over after the celebration of his one year in office is still on, is an indication that Imo people are in a fix, and there is no light at the end  of the tummel”

Onwuemeodo recalled that at the celebration of Okorocha’s one year in office as Governor, he did not blame his predecessors but show cased his achievements which included transforming the government house that looked like a refugee camp, constructed the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber, Ndubuisi Knau Council Chambers, built the Treasury House, Government House Chapel, the twin upstairs housing the Office of the First lady, and Office of the Deputy Governor, approved the N20,000 minimum wage for workers in the state, as against the N18,000 approved by the federal government.

‘Okorocha introduced free education at all levels in the state in his first one year in office, constructed 305 upstairs buildings in each of the 305 wards in the state, built the Owerri City Model college, and enhanced the graduation of Medical Students of IMSUTH who graduated for the first time in 12 years, among other notable achievements.”

He advised Governor Uzodimma and his foot soldiers to return to the drawing board and stop beating about the bush.

He also regretted that the Uzodimma administration has, because  of unnecessary vendetta demolished the Somtochukwu Hospital, Akanu Ibiam tunnel, six befitting roundabouts, removed superior street lights and destroyed other signature projects of Okorocha, that were built with public funds without providing alternatives.