Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday said that he has no political enemy in the state, except “faceless groups that operate in the social media”.
According to him, the elite whose only interest is 2019 governorship election do not constitute any threat to his administration and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
Okorocha made this known in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo.
The statement reads: “We want to take the floor once again to inform the general public that Governor Rochas Okorocha and his Rescue Mission Administration does not have any opposition in the state. “The few elite whose simple and compound interest is 2019 governorship in the State do not constitute any opposition in the proper sense of the word and so, they only operate in the social media.
“We want also to state clearly that no reasonable Imo man or woman can come out in protest against Governor Rochas Okorocha or his administration because he has done for them what they never knew could be done by a government in the state.
“Those who follow postings on the social media must have read what a faceless or non-existent group that called itself “Imo Peoples Action for Democracy” (IPAD) with no fixed address or any existing human being behind it, had threatened to ‘occupy Imo’ from Monday December 18, 2017 to Sunday December 24, 2017 in protest for reasons best known to them.
“When we saw that gimmick, we didn’t react to it because we knew it was one of such cock and bull stories.
After all, one time Speaker of the State House of Assembly had issued a similar threat last year and on the day he said he was going to have a rally against the government, he was not even in Owerri but in Abuja enjoying himself. At the end of the day, nothing happened.
“Today, Monday, December 18, 2017 nothing happened with regard to the empty threat to “Occupy Imo”.
Rather, supporters of the administration gathered in their thousands at the Heroes Square to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s 75th birthday”.