Imo state Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been described as a servant leader who is called to liberate his people from the clutches of poverty and oppression. This observation was made recently by the sole administration (Solad) of Ikeduru Local Government Council of Imo State, Rev. (Dr) Johnson C. Ayozie while speaking to Christian Voice in his office.
He said although the Governor came from a poor parentage, he has not allowed the spoils of office to derail his vision for his people. According to him Owelle Rochas has a penchant for the poor and down-trodden, having tasted poverty in its fullness.
Fielding questions on a number of topical issues including the future of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nigeria, Rev. Ayozie said his vision for Ikeduru is anchored on the rescue agenda of the present Imo State government. He said he would complete all the on-going projects in the area, including massive road grading and construction, efficient healthcare delivery, and to see that the free education policy of the present administration is on course.
The former general manager of Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA) and General Overseer of Sanctuary of God Ministry, Abuja said his vision is to make Ikeduru a model among other Local Government Areas. He said the on-going construction and rehabilitations of public schools would continue, adding that soon the second phase will commence.
The Sole Administrator, who described education as agent of advanced civilization, said the reason why Western States are ahead of others in terms of development is due to the free education policy of the former Western Region. He defended the stipend paid to students and pupils in public schools, adding that it gives them a sense of belonging.
On political frustration confronting Ndigbo in Nigeria, the vocal administrator took the blame to the door step of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing the party as a gang-up designed to frustrate Ndigbo in all spheres of national life, to the advantage of other ethnic nationalities. He said there is no light in the tunnel for an Igbo man in PDP, hence there is need for an alternative.
On the future of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nigeria polity, he described the party as one big family, adding that soon the party would emerge stronger than before. He maintained that the new All Progressives Congress (APC) remains the best next alternative to Igbo political frustration.
On how he combines his call in God’s Vineyard with the demand of political exigencies, Rev. Ayozie said God who called him has been helping him in his every day task.