By John Darlington
The governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, yesterday (Thursday) received Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo who was in the state to commission some projects of the outgoing administration.
In a speech preceding the project inauguration, Okorocha lamented the way he has been treated in recent time by the leadership of APC despite working for the party with absolute commitment. The governor said all he got in return for his service to APC was the seizure of his certificate of return as senator-elect and the constant harassment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
“Since I became governor, I have not had one minute of my life; I have worked for this government but what I got at the end of it all was the seizure of my certificate, and the harassment of the EFCC. This does not give me joy but makes me wonder if it is worth taking the pains for APC”, Okorocha said.
The governor, who said the visit of the vice president to Imo state has uplifted his spirit, claimed to have done more than 1,000 projects.
In his words, “Our political detractors have never spoken anything good about us. The impression out there that this government has done nothing but believe me, what you are seeing here is one out of such 1000 projects.
“One of the things EFCC is investigating is N500million …that has made them close down the account of Imo state for the past three months and no activity is going on in the state and I think that is not good to a state that has performed and upgraded the name of APC.”
The vice president, in his response, said he was in the state to represent President Muhammadu Buhari. He thereafter commended governor Okorocha for the infrastructural development he achieved for Imo state during his tenure. He also said the performance of the governor reflects his passion for the people of the state.