Rochas Okorocha, a former governor of Imo state and senator representing Imo west federal constituency has frowned over the mayhem that has befallen his dearly beloved state in recent times.
The former governor likened the The Eastern Heartland to Afghanistan, stressing that it is gradually turning into a ghost town as people now avoid the state at all cost, due to the killings and kidnappings that has been going on in the state.
The former governor made this lamentation while speaking at Eziama-Obaire, Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State during the burial of the mother of his son-in-law, late Ezinne Jemaimah Adanweze Nwosu on Wednesday December 21, in his words;
“I know there is no job, many are unemployed, but stop spilling the blood of your brothers and sisters no matter the cause of your anger. “I do not subscribe to bloodletting.”
“I know of six governors that wanted to come to Imo State, senators and ministers who wanted to come for the burial, but they could not come because of the situation in the state. “I want to appeal to you, this killing must stop.”
Okorocha further claimed that the current Imo was not the state he governed for eight years and handed over in 2019 as it is“ gradually turning to Afghanistan”.
“This is not the Imo I used to know. This is not the Imo I was governor for, for eight years. “I urge you to wait till 2023 and use your PVC to vote out bad governance.
“Six governors called me and told me that they wanted to be here for the funeral but I told them for them to be here they must have to move about in Amorured Personnel Carriers and hence they couldn’t afford it, they stayed back in their respective states.”