Ex-Imo State Governor, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim has decried the spate of collapse of projects allegedly executed by the present administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Ohakim spoke against the backdrop of the reported collapse of a bridge at the Children’s Park opposite Concord Hotel New Owerri.
The bridge constructed by the administration of Governor Okorocha was said to have collapsed after a heavy rain giving rise to fresh criticisms on the quality of projects embarked upon by the state government. The collapsed bridge is used as a tourist site by the state government.
Dr. Ohakim in his reaction said the collapse “brings to the fore once more the fact that Governor does not have respect for engineering procedure and standard, the magnitude of disaster he has been and how Imo people on daily basis live with the fear of the unknown because of the ineptitude of the governor”.
Continuing, Ohakim noted that “more than 70% of the projects under Okorocha have collapsed. These projects range from collapsed pre-cast school buildings, Princess Hotel, tunnels … the collapse of the Orji flyover for which the Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN) had alerted the whole world that it had collapsed, forcing the state government to resort to erecting supporting-beams under it…”
The former governor decried what he said was the collapse of roads constructed by Governor Okorocha adding that everything in the state was collapsing under Okorocha.