- Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has blasted ex-governor Ikedi Ohakim and ex-deputy speaker of the House of Reps Emeka Ihedioha, over their criticisms concerning his newly established ‘Ministry of Happiness’
- The governor stated that both men were the least qualified to criticize him, and declared that critics would soon be amazed when they begin to see the achievements of the ministry
- Okorocha blasted Ohakim for having no achievements during his 4-year tenure as governor of the state
- He also chided Ihedioha for his inability to fix the only market in his ward, during his 12-year stint in the House
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has stated that Ikedi Ohakim, the former governor of the state, and Emeka Ihedioha, ex-deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, did not possess what it takes to compete with him as regarding the task of governance, Vanguard reports.
The governor made his comments in a statement released to journalists in the state, by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
NAIJ.com gathers that the governor’s statement was in response to the criticisms he received from Ohakim and Ihedioha, over the recent controversial appointment of his younger sister as commissioner for happiness and purpose fulfillment.
The statement read: “At the end of the day, the achievements of the new Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment will be so amazing that the critics of the initiative, will not only be shocked but will also regret to have drawn the curtain for the new Ministry even before it takes off.
“Ideas are like bullets. They pierce greatly. And Rochas Okorocha is a man of tremendous ideas who thinks about the present and the generations yet unborn.
“He does not misfire on any issue, the attendant criticisms notwithstanding. When the new ministry begins to bear the expected fruits, the accolades will envelop the early criticisms.
“Some people have also talked about Jacob Zuma’s Statue as a referenced case. The criticisms that greeted Zuma’s Statue were all anchored on the corruption allegations against the South African President.
“Yet, the fact remains that the man is still the president of that Country. He has neither been sentenced to imprisonment nor impeached as president following these corruption claims.
“We also want to let the public know that the former governor of the state, Chief Ikedi Ohakim and the 2015 PDP governorship candidate in the state Chief Emeka Ihedioha are the least qualified to criticize Okorocha on any policy or programme.
“Ohakim was governor for four years and has no achievement to his credit. And that administration could only be associated with the flogging of citizens, including a priest.
“Today, Owerri has twelve-lane roads, 3 tunnels, two fly-over’s, five in-land roads, four pedestrian bridges, street lights and befitting structures, courtesy of Governor Okorocha. “Chief Ihedioha was in the House of Representatives for 12 years and ended up being the deputy speaker but could not fix the only market called Nkwo-Mbutu in his ward.
“Mbutu, and all the NDDC projects that have developed K-legs in the state are directly or indirectly linked to him.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Nigerians reacted unfavorably to the news of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state appointing his sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the state’s commissioner for happiness and purpose fulfillment.
As the news broke, various Nigerians took to Twitter to register their displeasure and frustration over the development.
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