Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has said despite his free education programme and more than 1, 000 verifiable projects, the opposition in the State have continued to run down his government.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, on Sunday, the Governor said his political opponents are stopping at nothing to discredit his administration’s free and qualitative education despite the result it has yielded.
He said aside the school enrollment in the State which snowballed 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
Part of the statement reads “The government also has more than One thousand verifiable projects to its Credit and we have been making this Claim and nobody has said it is not true because the projects are visible with locations and can easily be verified.
We have also been Claiming and indeed, truthfully that what Governor Okorocha’s administration has achieved in less than eight years have gone beyond all that those who had governed the State before him had achieved, when you put them together. Nobody had also Challenged us or tried to fault our Claims.
“And we have equally gone extra-mile to say that anybody who feels that he has a Contrary Claim to ours should indicate. And the best way to deal with such claim and counter-claim is for those Concerned to itemize their Claims, publish them for public Consumption, while we also publish ours, for comparative analysis.
“Those who had abused Governor Okorocha over the urban renewal programme have today regretted their action because they have seen the goodness of the Programme. All the major roads in Owerri, the State Capital have now been transformed from one lane to eight or twelve lanes including Bank Road, Amakohia road, Okigwe road, Wethedral road, with that of Douglas road on-going. Owerri is now a remodeled State Capital.
He said free education has put a stop to hawking in the State “and these projects that propelled Governor Okorocha to subscribe to the Clarion call of Imo people on Uche Nwosu to run for the governorship of the State in 2019”. the statement concluded