I Have Spoiled Imo With Developments, My Successor Will Be Stoned If He Fails To Deliver Says Okorocha
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha said he has spoilt the Imo People with development and his successor may be stoned if he does not do more than what has done.
Rochas said that the achievements of his predecessors cannot be equated with his own achievements in the last six years.
The governor made it known while speaking with State House correspondents in Abuja that he has done so much for the people of Imo State that his records will be difficult to beat by anyone who might succeed him.
According to him, his administration has impacted positively on citizens.
Rochas who is also that the chairman All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum said: “I’m on this job not for the profit of it but for the honour and glory of the job. So I want to leave a legacy.
He said that he wants Imo people to miss him and they will definitely. He claimed they have not seen such developmental works before now and they will miss it.
According to him, the only problem he has is that anybody that comes after him and does not perform will be stoned because you cannot come to Imo State now and say you want to abolish free education from primary to university, they will not accept.
He went on: “I have spoilt Imo people believe me. You cannot come to Imo State and say you want to give them a single lane road when they are used to eight lane road in the city, they won’t accept it.
You cannot come there and tell the children to go to schools that the floors are not tiled. They will not accept because all the schools have been rebuilt.
He said he has rebuilt 450 schools and no one can no longer take them to those ramshackle hospitals.
Those shanties they called hospitals because I have built ultramodern 27 to 200 bed general hospitals. No one can no longer tell them those stories. All the infrastructural amenities are there, he said.
According to him, no one can tell them that there are criminal activities anymore and that their hands are tied they will not accept it because he knows where he brought Imo from, from unsafe place to a safe place right now.
“And you can no longer tell our workers to dress shabbily they will not. They will want to dress in their suits and tie and white shirts. So Imo has changed believe me”, he said.
He asserted none of his predecessors has done as much as he had done.
He said he can be challenged and corrected by anybody that what his government has done in Imo State in this six years can be comparable to what any governor in that state living or dead has done.
“And whether if we put all of them together can match what we have done. Have you seen me sounding boisterous? That is the truth,” the governor explained.
He said he has refused to be quiet with his performances, adopting a different approach to governance.
“The point is I don’t make media noise. I don’t make foundation laying stones programme. I don’t bring women to dance because I want to lay foundation project.
“I don’t commission projects because for me it doesn’t make sense. They say that is the only way to get the media to know what we are doing but to me it doesn’t make sense.
He said what is the most important is that people are benefiting and people are happy.