Madumere Lampoons Gov Okorocha

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has said that Governor Okorocha could not have been where he is today without his tutelage and grooming.
Madumere was reacting to a BBC Igbo service interview of Gov. Okorocha in which he claimed that one of the reasons he chose his son-in-law over others to succeed him was based on competence.
Prince Madumere was fielding questions from newsmen who asked for his comments on Gov. Okorocha’s verbal attack on him.
Prince Madumere explained that without him there could not have been today’s Rochas Okorocha and he should not have become even a Governor.
The Deputy Governor further chided Governor Okorocha for blackmailing him and other members of his cabinet as incompetent and talking them down, querying the yardstick for denying those that made him succeed.
He wondered why Governor Okorocha could have the temerity to insult him, saying he is incompetent when he was the one that developed him from his crude nature to what he is today. He also revealed that he has refused to join issues with Chief Okorocha for obvious reason of not destroying what God has used him to do.
Explaining his background and relationship with Governor Okorocha, he said: “I have tried hard not to join issues with Governor Rochas. Those individuals he mentioned in his interview are all here. You have the immediate past SGI and former Accountant General, Sir George Eche, former Chief of Staff and former SGI, Sir Jude Ejiogu, former Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly and present Distinguished Senator, Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu and of course myself, Prince Eze Madumere, former Chief of Staff and the Deputy Governor of Imo State at present.  Without me, Rochas Okorocha would not have been where he is today and as a Governor. That alone speaks louder than even my pedigree. If we lay out our backgrounds in all ramifications, including our family background, I came from a better respected home than Rochas.  All I can tell you is that I am more qualified and have better pedigree to govern Imo State than Rochas Okorocha; and I will do better as a Governor than what Rochas Okorocha has done. As a Deputy Governor, I rightly chose to take the side of the people than the side of the family of Rochas Okorocha.”

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