Rochas Okorocha hurriedly erects Buhari-like statue in Owerri as his tenure nears an end, BBC News mocks him
All Progressives Congress chieftain, Rochas Okorocha has swiftly started the erection of another statue as his tenure nears an end in May, 2019.
Rumours have it that the statue belongs to President Muhammadu Buhari who Okorocha has always admired.
The Governor of Imo failed to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as his successor and the seat was won by Emeka Ihedioha of the main opposition party – Peoples Democratic Party.
There are rumours that Okorocha has erected over 10 statues in the state in the last two years.
BBC News Igbo has mocked the Governor of Imo State, Chief Rochas Okorocha, for erecting a President Muhammadu Buhari-like statue in Owerri, the state capital.
Sharing the photos on its Facebook page, the British medium wondered if the governor was never tired of erecting statues.
The caption given the images simply translates, “It’s like Okorocha is not tired of erecting statues, who is he erecting for Imo people again?”
Rochas Okorocha was not issued a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, after he was adjudged to have forced the Returning Officer for Imo West Senatorial District to declare him winner of the Feb. 23 senatorial election.
Son-in-law to the governor, Uche Nwosu, also lost his governorship bid to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Hon. Emeka Ihiedioha.