Imo state leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha and his All Progressives Congress, APC, making a caricature of the nation’s democracy and creating a mockery of democracy in Imo State.
State Publicity Secretary, Dr. George Nkworji, who made the accusation in a release made available to newsmen in Owerri, also described the recent Democracy Day celebration as “a mockery and rape of democracy”.
“Imo State has experienced more physical, psychological, economic and developmental trauma, since Rochas Okorocha assumed office than ever”, Nkworji said.
“Under the APC and Okorocha, the state has witnessed irreparable demolitions across communities and towns without verifiable reasons, non-payment of pensions and gratuities, traumatized the citizenry and dwarfed their hope of survival through consistent, indiscriminate seizure of traders’ goods, multiple extortion and denying the citizenry the right to live.”
While accusing the APC government of “creating extreme poverty in the land”, APGA also lamented that “Imo today, is wearing the face of a war-torn territory”.
Meanwhile, Governor Rochas Okorocha has expressed regret that “APC leaders over-rated Chief John Odigie Oyegun’s capacity at the beginning”.
Okorocha, who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Samuel Onwuemeodo said: “With the manner Chief John Oyegun has piloted the affairs of the All Progressives Congress, it is obvious that the party leaders must have over-rated his capacity in allowing him to succeed Chief Bisi Akande as the national chairman of the party.”