The Imo State Governor Owelle Rochas Okorocha used the occasion of his swearing-in of two commissioners and two transition committee chairmen of local government councils to reveal his new position on the much orchestrated issue of his desire to ensure that his Chief of Staff, Ugwumba Ucha Nwosu succeeds him in 2019.
Speaking after administering oath of office and oath of allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria on two commissioners, namely, Barrister Chibuzo Daniel Iwuorie for youths and sports and Professor Edna Chioma Mathews-Njoku as commissioner for Agriculture, in addition to Mr. Collins Ugorji as T.C chairman of Mbaitoli local government and Mr. Kelechi Iwueze as T.C Chairman of Ehime Mbano local government, Governor Okorocha said that he chosed Uche Nwosu as his successor because he found him to be the most qualified, adding however that it is for the people of the state to accept or reject him.
“It is for me to present my choice to you and it is for you to accept or reject him”, drawing inference from the Bible, Governor Okorocha said “Christ told his disciples; if they reject you, shake off the dust from your feet and go home”.
He reminded people of the state that gubernatorial power does not change a bad person to a good person, but on the contrary, “where a robber becomes an executive governor, he turns into “Executive armed robber”.
Governor Okorocha used the occasion to announce to people of the state that his administration will reconstruct the Owerri-Mbaise road into an eight-lane express road before it finally bows out in 2019, adding that the exercise will soon commence. The Imo helmsman disclosed the commencement of work on additional five hundred and fifty two kilometer of new roads in the state while two hundred and ninety six new secondary schools will be built in the state before May 29, 2019.
Owelle Okkorocha made a revelation on why the much vouched about factory factory factory and job job job which was his 2015; second tenure campaign slogan was not implemented.
According to Owelle Okorocha, “lack of electricity is holding us from building factory factory factory. Speaking further, he declared “How can you build factories in communities where there is no electricity? He concluded, my successor will build the factories. “The Governor however urged communities without electricity to contact the commissioner for public utilities for assistance.