27 September 2017
By Justice Nwafor
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has complained that President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to reward him accordingly after he (Okorocha) rejected juicy offers from the PDP before the 2015 general elections to stick with the APC and making sacrifices and contributions to the victory of President Buhari.
He compared himself to the former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, who he said has received juicy packages from the President like the Ministry of Transport and NIMASA, despite being “rigged out” during the election in Rivers state.
“Look at Rivers State where they rigged Rotimi Amaechi out by allocating over 1.2 million votes to the PDP, yet he got lots of juicy positions like the Ministry of Transport, NIMASA and all that”, the Governor said.
Okorocha was complaining to the people of Njaba Local Government Area of the state who paid him a solidarity visit on his 55th birthday celebration at the government house.
He, however, noted that despite being treated unfairly, he has not come out openly to complain. He expressed hope that soon the President ‘will remember’ him.
“But, in all these, have you seen me complain? No, because I know that one day, my time will come and President Buhari will remember me”, he enthused.
He used the platform to appeal to the people of Njaba, who also felt marginalized in the areas of projects and appointments to emulate him by being patient, and assured them that they would feature prominently in his next appointments.
“It may look like it would never come, but if you remain consistent; it would surely come through for you,” Okorocha preached.