A Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, COSEYL, has reacted to Senator Rochas Okorocha’s bragging, to the effect that Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma, can’t recover Eastern Palm University from him, as an insult to Imo people.
Speaking to newsmen in Owerri, the President of COSEYL, Goodluck Ibem, said Okorocha had nailed his own coffin when he confessed building The Eastern Palm University in partnership with the state while he was the governor.
Ibem said: “We commend Governor Hope Uzodinma who is a man of integrity and impeccable character for recovering the Eastern Palm University, EPU. Such bold move by the governor is a clear testament that he means well for the people and he is determined to abide by the oath which he took as governor.
“He has proved that he is working in tandem with the anti-corruption war of President Muhammadu Buhari. Okorocha is disturbed by Uzodinma’s rising political profile but there is nothing he can do. We, therefore, call on Ndi-Imo to rally round their dynamic governor who is doing so well in all sectors.”
He continued: “We would have ignored Okorocha’s antics, knowing that he is bereft of facts, but because his glaring prejudice against the state government and the good people of Imo state informed his action. Also for posterity sake, we have deemed it necessary to respond to his callous and baseless assertions, to save the general public from being misformed.
“Such unguided statement is not just geared towards casting aspersions on the Imo state government’s matchless commitments to good governance, but a conscious attempt to insult the good people of Imo.
“Okorocha should be told in plain language that despite the fact that politics is a leveller in the country, water still finds its course. The Executive Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Distinguish Senator Hope Uzodinma has grown past the type of crude and local politics Okorocha wants to engage him in.”