Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Wednesday, said that his administration does not owe anyone apology for erecting the statue of President of South Africa,Jacob Zuma.
He noted that the statue was to honour and appreciate Zuma, whose visit was strictly to sign a MoU between Jacob Zuma Education Foundation and Rochas Foundation College of Africa.
“We owe no one apology. Rochas made a promise to open the doors of Imo to the rest of the world, for good and he is doing that and we cannot be deterred by these enemies of our people”, he said.
Recall that Okorocha unveiled the said statue on Sunday which perhaps attracted many critics.
Responding to the myriad of critics, Okorocha fired back in a statement issued by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
“And in case these “Galatians” do not know that all we need to do to attract good things or investments to Imo is erecting statues, then, we have no option than to erect as many of such structures as possible.
“We owe no one apology. Rochas made a promise to open the doors of Imo to the rest of the world, for good and he is doing that and we cannot be deterred by these enemies of our people.
“If it was in the days of PDP, schools and markets would have been shot down. And roads closed because President Zuma was coming. But none of such things was done because Rochas and his government have human face. “The PDP for the 12 years they held sway never attracted any meaningful visitor to the State except PDP NEC members who were coming to loot the state,” he said.