Despite low approval rating, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has boasted that he would be missed by the people of the state when he leaves office, saying he had done enough for the people to miss him after he hands over to a successor in 2019.
Mr. Okorocha said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo.
He said that Imo people will definitely look back with admiration at his eight years in office, claiming he repositioned the state for better after repurchasing all the assets sold by previous administrations in the state.
The Governor listed free and qualitative education programme and more than 1000 verifiable projects as some of the reasons the Imo people will never forget him.
Okorocha said, “The free education programme in the State which some opponents of the government had tried to discredit when it was introduced has yielded obvious remarkable results.
“And aside the School enrolment in the State snowballing from 381,000 in 2011 to more than One million in 2017, the State has continued to lead in JAMB applications for the Seventh time now.
“The State has also continued to do very well in WAEC Exams. For instance, in the 2018 Senior School Certificate Exam (SSCE), the State came fifth out of the Thirty-Six States in the Country and the Federal Capital Territory.“
Mr. Okorocha’s rating of his performance in office is however at variance with what the people of Imo State think about his adminsitration. Majority of Imolites cannot wait for him to go.
They accuse him, among other things, of turning the state into a family enterprise.