Following the outcry of Orlu People over Orlu zone Senator’s insensitivity or Lassa faire attitude towards the recent killings that took place in Orlu, Senator Rochas Okorocha visited Orlu on Thursday to embark on what many described as road show. He was sighted at Total Junction from where he proceeded to the palace of Eze B. C Okereke, the traditional ruler of Uzoubi Umuna Autonomous community.
During the recent mayhem witnessed in Orlu, some groups and well meaning individuals raised alarm over the deployment of army and killing of unarmed peaceful people of Orlu but surprisingly the senator representing Orlu zone remained silent in the face of choas, violence and killings in the zone he represents. It is on record that Okorocha did not condemn the curfew imposed in Orlu zone by governor Hope Uzodinma which grounded economic activities in that area and exposed Orlu people to hunger and hardship.
One of the residents who spoke to our reporter said that Okorocha was mocking them. According to him, he waited for his constituents to loss their lives, properties and the economy of the constituency to cripple before showing his face in Orlu. ” He went about with his entourage, brought his head out and was waving and laughing at Orlu people who were mourning the deaths of their loved ones and struggling to survive from huge economy losses they encountered. Senator Okorocha likes politicising every situation.
He was silent when he should speak and act, this calls for questioning to what Okorocha is doing for Orlu zone in the green chambers” he expressed
From the reactions of Orlu people, especially the elites one can deduce that they are highly disappointed in Senator Okorocha because they expected him to defend them when they were labelled militants and treated like common criminals or to call on the government to set up a panel of enquiry to investigate the heartless killings of over 50 Orlu people in order to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice.
One of the Orlu leaders who spoke on condition of anonymity described those that cheered him up as uninformed, who are easily carried away by Okorocha’s make-believe life style.