Amid Jacob Zuma’s fall from grace to grass, the Imo State Government has said the statue of the disgraced former South African President, erected by Governor Rochas Okorocha, will not fall with him.
This was disclosed in a press release signed by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeudo on Friday,
According to the government’s logic, the statue was erected when Zuma was the president of South Africa.
The statue was erected in honour of Zuma, who did not receive any formal education but rose to play a major role in the freedom of South Africans, the statement said.
“He also resigned honorably. And after his coming to Imo where he spoke against the killings of Nigerians in South Africa, the situation came under control to a large extent.
“Zuma came to Imo to partner with the Rochas Foundation College for Africa. He didn’t come for politics. And even after his departure as president, he would still go ahead to make his contributions to the education of the less privileged children in Africa,” it added.
The controversial Zuma’s statue was among the seven statues erected by Okorocha’s government that owes workers months of salary arrears.