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Okorocha’s leadership style dictatorial, PDP alleges

By Charles Ogugbuaja, Owerri
27 April 2018   |   4:12 am
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of dictatorial administration.

Rochas Okorocha

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has accused Governor Rochas Okorocha of dictatorial administration.

The state’s Publicity Secretary of the party, Damian Opara, disclosed this in a statement yesterday.

The PDP described the governor’s attitude as ‘reprehensible, inhuman, repulsive and aggressive.” against the governed.

It accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration in the state of “plunder and destruction.”

The Chief Press Secretary (CPS), to the governor, Sam Onwuemeodo, had accused the PDP’s 12-year rule in the state as a disaster.

According to him, the previous administration left no visible impact on the live of the people, including the provision of infrastructure.

But the PDP statement said: “The party in Imo State has observed with utter dismay, the governor’s continued onslaught against the people, and their means of livelihood.

The party condemned the inhuman and repulsive aggression against the people whom he wined and dined prior to his election in 2011.

It added: “This has to a large extent affirmed the PDP’s position that the APC and everybody associated with it, are out to only plunder and destroy. The APC and its leaders find joy in the pains of the ordinary man.

“They see power acquisition from the prism of winner-take-all, where the masses are only meant to be seen as conquered people and not heard by the rulers.”

The opposition party expressed disgust over the manner shops and business premises of traders were pulled down and destroyed in the name of Urban Renewal Programme.

The statement added that the governor, sometimes in crude exhibition of raw power, supervises this wanton destruction of business premises of helpless and hapless people.

“The PDP views these acts of the governor and his thugs as not only wicked, but also a mark of ingratitude to the Imo people,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, a former governor of the state, Ikedi Ohakim, has rejected the house given to him by Governor Rochas Okorocha.

He disclosed his position in a statement yesterday by his Chief Press Secretary, Collins Ughalaa.

The governor had offered him the as a former governor of the state.

Ohakim, who is a governorship aspirant in the 2019 elections, urged Okorocha to use the resources to pay the four years outstanding salaries of retirees and judges in the state.

The statement reads: “Ohakim does not believe that happiness is derived from the number of wealth that one acquires.