ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Rochas Okorocha, ex-Imo State Governor has shown readiness to meet the state Governor, Hope Uzodinma, to discuss the security challenges facing the State.
Okorocha spoke to journalists at his Spilbat mansion in Owerri, the State capital, on Monday.
He who said this three days after his convoy was attacked in the State and a cop killed, noted that insecurity had increased in Imo State.
The former Governor said that for the first time, he was going to write a letter to Governor Uzodinma requesting him to summon a meeting of all former Governors of the state to help find a lasting solution to the problems of insecurity that is ravaging the State.
Okorocha stated also that it is the only issue that he would agree to meet with the Governor for.
He said that outside the security and the welfare of the people of the state, he has no business with the Governor, adding that he feels concerned about the safety of the people of the State.
Okorocha said that political power is useless if the people do not enjoy the dividends of democracy, saying that as a governor for eight years, he managed the good, bad, and ugly indigenes and residents of the State.
He said that the former Governors may have information that they might share with Uzodinma which could help bring to a stop the killings and arsons going on in the state.
Okorocha said: “I feel disturbed by the killing of the police officer who was sent by the Enugu state government to take me to the burial ceremony of Ihedioha’s mother. My condolences to his family, the Enugu state government, and the Inspector General of Police.
“First, I will visit his family and we will take it up from there. I learnt he is from Ogun state and left a wife and four little children. For the first time, I am going to write a letter to Governor Hope Uzodinma. I am going to ask him to summon a meeting of all former governors of Imo state. We might share information with him which will end the insecurity in the state.
“It is only on this basis I can only agree to meet with him. I am concerned about the security and welfare of the Imo state. It has nothing to do with party politics. I have something to share with him as a former governor of this state. Former governors Achike Udenwa and Ikedi Ohakim have things to share with him.
“This is how we should do it. Power is the trust entrusted in your hands for the welfare, well-being and security of the people. The success of every government is determined by how happy the people are.”