SWITZERLAND, MAY 17 – Outgoing governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has declared that he is crazy and mad in his style of governance due to his vision for the state.
The governor, who spoke during the inauguration of the New Imo State High Court Complex in Owerri, anchored his declaration on his passion to make the state better than he met it.
“I’m crazy and mad not because something has affected my medulla oblongata but because of my vision for Imo State. When I came in, I was baptized with the name OkoroHausa because I did not school in this part of the world.
“I broke protocols and bent rules because such is allowed to get to wherever you want to get to. “I came here with a mandate to make Imo better. I came to practice an unusual style and I apologize for my style of getting to where I want. “My crazy system has worked for me, it has produced results.”
Okorocha said he had no regret for his actions as history would vindicate him because if he had adhered to the usual style of governance, he would not have succeeded.
He said: “I came in through the window of the masses and not through the doors of the elite and I am crazy in my vision and passion for a greater Imo state and nothing has affected my oblongata.”
“Let my works speak for me after leaving the office and I am not in the business of wasting, the taxpayers’ money to commission projects because I believe that such fund should be channeled to other productive ventures.
“My crazy system of governance is working and no governor coming after me will ever think of building hospitals in Imo for the next 50 years or to build more varsities,” Okorocha said.
Meanwhile, the lingering dispute between Okorocha and the leadership of the APC continues as he accused the national Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole of instigating the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to arrest him.
Okorocha stated this in two separate fundamental rights enforcement suits marked FHC/ABJ/CS/474/19 and FHC/ABJ/CS/475/19 and filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, adding that the anti-corruption agencies had been directed to arrest and keep him in detention as soon as he handed over as governor on May 29.
He said he had received no fewer than 25 invitations from the anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies in purported investigation of projects executed by the state government in a bid to find some materials to justify their conclusion that he is guilty of corrupt practices.
He added that the plan of the APC leaders had been expanded to include a reign of terror against the applicant’s political, business associates and family members including his wife and children.
According to him, his political and business associates, as well as family members, allegedly targeted by the said “reign of terror” are Uloma Rochas, Uju Rochas, Uchechi Rochas, Ahamefula Rochas, Amen Rochas, Amamchi Rochas, Uzoma Anwukah and Uche Nwosu.
Maintaining his innocence, the Imo governor stated that he did not commit any offence “to warrant the incessant threats of arrest, detention, the harassment and terror being unleashed upon him and his family.”