The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has claimed that the planned one-million-man march against his government on July 3 was because he “does not share money,” for people in the state.
Okorocha’s claim was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo and issued to newsmen in Owerri, the state capital, on Wednesday.
The governor accused the former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Kelechi Nwagwu of being behind the alleged march.
The statement reads, “This is to bring to the knowledge of the general public and indeed, the good people of the state in particular that, for months now, the former Speaker of the state House of Assembly during the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kelechi Nwagwu, has inundated the media, especially the social media, with repeated threats of organising PDP members for one million-man match protest on Monday, July 3, 2017, against the Rescue Mission Government in the state, with the People’s Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, as the superintendent.
“The former Speaker, who belongs to the Alhaji Makarfi faction of the PDP, has also followed the threat with avalanche of infantile blackmail and infernal propaganda, mostly in the social media where it appears there is no control over marketing of falsehood.
“Again, in all these, the government has chosen to remain calm at least to see whether Chief Nwagwu could tell the world his reasons for the planned protest march.
“But he was not forthcoming, making the government to have no other option than to take home or believe the general contention that the anger of the former Speaker and his co-travellers is that, the era of “share the money” and the era of gala nights” on daily basis have all become jettisoned under Governor Rochas Okorocha and, indeed, for good.
“It is also on record that the PDP government in the state for 12 years did nothing for the state and her people, and left no legacy except the unfortunate legacy of flogging indigenes of the state at random, including a Rev. Father and a human rights activist.”