Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State last Tuesday on Democracy Day, made a critical review of his one year in office and scored himself high submitting that the State would have recorded remarkable development had his predecessors achieved in their entire tenures the achievements his administration had made in one year.
He gave insight into the secrets of his success the previous day while addressing the stake-holders in Owerri attributing the success of his government to his unconventional means of administration aimed at achieving maximum results.
Besides, he disclosed that he runs a corruption-free government stressing that traditional method of governance does not only breed corruption but retards progress citing the case that his government has saved N10.6 billion from the contracts awarded by the immediate past government which he also accused of hurriedly borrowing N6.2billion from a commercial bank one month before vacating office.
Governor Okorocha said he has fulfilled all his campaign promises to Imo people and re-assured that nothing would stop him from fully implementing his electoral promises while receiving members of concerned Imo State Professionals in Lagos (CISPL) who paid him a courtesy call in Government House, Owerri.
He maintained that all his programmes and policies were designed for the good of the people of the State including the commercialization of the ministries and community council government over which the civil servants in the state have commenced an industrial action.
Meanwhile Rochas Okorocha has declared himself an “unrepentant member of the All Progressive People’s Alliance (APGA) accusing other political parties, more so the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of denying him the opportunities to contribute his quota in the development of the state and Nigeria.
He alleged that the treatments meted out to him by other political parties amounted to injustice apparently referring to his failure to be nominated as the presidential candidate of both the PDP and All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) under controversial circumstances.
But he maintained that he is favourably disposed to opposition as he sees opposition as a mirror with which he sees and assesses himself in order to perform better adding that any leader who fights opposition would not do well.
Governor Okorocha spoke glowingly on the benefits of boosting agriculture which he sees as the future of Imo State. He argued that petroleum may dry up but Imo State could fall back on palm oil if only each of the 27 local governments in the state has a palm plantation like Adapalm which would enable the state rely less on federal allocations.