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For sometime now, especially after his return from foreign trips, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been hurling a fussilade of bombasts.
First was the expected lingering debt which he said has consumed Imo State, and may last much longer than when he quits office in 2019.

For sometime now, especially after his return from foreign trips, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been hurling a fussilade of bombasts.
First was the expected lingering debt which he said has consumed Imo State, and may last much longer than when he quits office in 2019.


This is another way of warning desperate politicians who are eagerly eyeing the 2019 general elections with the hope of being in the saddle to look before they take a leap.
For such hopefuls, what is awaiting them in Imo State is a heritage of debt which he is bestowing on them.
Governor Okorocha was bold to tell Imolites through the media that Imo state is “broke”, and that both the monthly Federal Allocation to states and the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) would not salvage the insolvency.
What a heritage of woe,
One could well rehearse the lilting song of Rudyard Kipling: 'Father in heaven who lovest all. O'help thy children when they call; that they may build from age to age, an undefiled heritage “.
That sounds like the remembrance of strains of philosophical sketches.
Before someone tries to sympathise with the Governor, and perhaps offer some pieces of advice on how to stitch up the threadbare clothing, the all-knowing governor blurts out: he told a congregation of worshippers at the Government House Victory Chapel, Owerri last Sunday that he regretted paying salary arrears from the bail-out fund paid to insolvent state governments.
His words: “ I regret paying salary arrears worth N12.1 billion” to ungrateful workers. And he followed this up with a threat, “If I see anybody on strike, I will sack and replace them with the teeming youths on the streets”.
Only a man that is deprived of the sovereignty of philosophical language or humane disposition can issue such a damning threat to workers who are being owed well over five months salaries. Its just like flogging a child and stopping him or her from crying or showing resentment; sounds like a tirade of eclectic drivels!
Owelle Rochas should re-adjust his thinking cap. He is dealing with human beings. He is dealing with those who voted him to power. Not nincompoops!

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