Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha who will be handing over in a few weeks has said he’s most likely the most misunderstood and most controversial governor in the history of the state.
Speaking on Wednesday, Okorocha said because of his style of governance, passion and vision to reposition the state for greatness makes him bend rules and regulations in governance — which he doesn’t regret.
Okorocha while speaking during the official commission of the new justice Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa High court complex new Owerri argued said h came to power through the masses and not otherwise.
“I came in through the window of the masses and not through the doors of the elite and I am crazy in my vision and passion for a greater Imo state and nothing has affected my oblongata,” he said.
He notes how he was nicknamed Okoro Hausa and Aboki for standing against Imo state indigenes who wants governance in the state to be business as usual.
“let my works speak for me after leaving the office and I am not in the business of wasting, the taxpayer’s money to commission projects because I believe that such fund should be channelled to other productive ventures”, boasting that he had set a standard which any incoming governor would not beat.
“My crazy system of governance is working and no governor coming after me will ever think of building hospitals in Imo for the next 50 years or to build more varsities”. He extolled the late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa as one of the nation’s greatest patriots who distinguished themselves in character and assured that there would be smooth transition and peace in the state even as he promised to clear all arrears owed to judges in the state before leaving the office.
In his address, the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Paschal Nnadi stressed that the commissioning of the court complex would go a long way to reduce the current suffocating situation of insufficient court facilities which he said for many years gave rise to the uncomfortable situation where 2 or more judges share one court hall.
“The embarrassment which lack of adequate court halls would have caused us in Imo state was recently averted by the assignment of six of our judges to election tribunal duty outside Imo state which freed their court hall for use by the 5 (five) election petition Tribunals empanelled for Imo state and now on ground and sitting in Imo state.
“One can therefore, imagine the sigh of relief and re-invigoration that the completion and commissioning of this Court Complex has given to the Judiciary of Imo state”. He gave an assurance that the state judiciary under his watch would continue to discharge its constitutional duties of ensuring that Justice is administered in the state without fear or favour, affection or ill will stressing that the court complex commissioned would not only be the court of law but a court where justice would reign supreme in the state.
Okorocha was also commander by Acting Chief Justice of the federation justice Tanko Muhammad who commissioned the project through Hon. Justice Amina Augie.