Imo State governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha has come under heavy fire for erecting the statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in the state.
Okorocha during the weekend erected the statue in honour of Zuma, after playing host to him in the ‘eastern heartland.”
Reacting to the development, a civil society organisation, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption, condemned Okorocha for not only directing an Imo monarch to confer a traditional title on Zuma but also unveiling a “giant” statue of the South African leader “in a conspicuous place in Owerri.”
They said in a statement that it was wrong of Okorocha to honour Zuma who had been indicted for corruption in South Africa in that manner. It also expressed strong displeasure at the heroic treatment given to him by Okorocha, describing the governor’s gesture as an embarrassment to the All Progressives Congress, which was fighting corruption.
It is wondered by many whether Okorocha is celebrating corruption, since “Zuma has been found guilty of corruption by courts in South Africa and has been ordered to refund the $500,000.00 stolen from the public treasury to expand his private house to accommodate his many wives.”
Culled from Daily Post