The executive governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has reacted to allegations leveled against him which held that he is running Imo state like his family affair.
The allegation came hot on the heels of the state governor’s move to appoint his sister as a minister in the state.
Speaking on the claims made by some elites in the state, the state governor pointed that his accusers missed the point adding that more than 4,000 children had gone to University through the Rochas Foundation.
He further noted that over 15,000 of such children who have benefited from the program are in various colleges of the Foundation.
Speaking during a solidarity rally held by over 5,000 members of the Rochas Mandate Movement which held in Owerri, on Friday, December 15, 2017, Okorocha said: “Uche Nwosu who is from Nkwerre Local Government Area and Prince Eze Madumere, from Mbaitoli LGA are all counted today as members of my family because they have grown to prominence but when they took those steps of faith, no one counted them as members of my family.”
The state governor further cleared his position on running for a political office following the expiration of his tenure adding that he has no mindset to run for the Senate nor for the Presidency in 2019.
“The people I see here are people who are committed. People that are following me not because of what they could gain from me, but because of what we have done for the world. As it stands, come 2019, I’m contesting for nothing. But in my heart, I have searched out and resolved that one man has good thoughts about Nigeria in his heart. Secondly, the possibility of leadership will easily get to the Igbo after him. That man is President Muhammadu Buhari.
“My coming as a leader in Imo State was by your efforts. No big political bigwig supported me and in my stride, I have brought sitting Heads of states of other countries to Imo State”