Published March 11, 2021
John Alechenu , Abuja
The Vice President , Prof . Yemi Osinbajo , on Wednesday , held a closed -door meeting with the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District , Rochas Okorocha, at the Presidential Villa , Abuja, in a bid to resolve the political crisis in Imo State .
Okorocha , a former governor of the state is embroiled in a political feud with his successor and fellow member of the All Progressives Congress, Governor Hope Uzodinma.
Speaking to State House correspondents shortly after the meeting , Okorocha said , “ The whole thing to me sounds like a movie , a joke , a dream that does not reflect any practical reality , but I am a father, I’ m a leader of that state and I am trying to make sure things don ’t escalate beyond control .
“ But for what has been done to me , I am human ; I can bear it just for the purpose of peace to reign .
“ I am still waiting to understand the reason why all the attack because before, the allegation was that the money used in building was government money .
“ Now , it has changed ; it is no longer the issue of government money , but that it is built on the green verge and allocation where Government House was supposed to be built . I am still waiting and only time will tell.
“ But let it be known that I was Rochas Okorocha before governor and I am still Rochas Okorocha after governor .
“ Government House never made me . I was who I was , before becoming governor . Rather, I would say that becoming governor was a sacrifice on my own part .”
Okorocha further said , “ But talking about the properties in question , the schools , the East High College , Rochas Foundation College , the Royal Spring Palm Hotel and the university , these outfits are all charitable outfits for the Rochas Foundation .
“ And I brought them back home as a sign of investment to encourage investment in my own state , where I come from .”