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Sunday, 15 October 2017

Group Attacks Okorocha For Erecting Zuma's Statue In Imo


A civil society organisation, Civil Society Network Against Corruption, on Sunday berated the Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for playing host to the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.

The group, in a statement posted on the Facebook page of its Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraji, condemned Okorocha for not only directing an Imo monarch to confer Zuma with a traditional title but also unveiling a “giant” statue of the South African leader “in a conspicuous place in Owerri.”
CSNAC , which noted that Zuma had been indicted for corruption in South Africa, expressed strong pleasure at the heroic treatment given to him by Okorocha, describing the governor ’s gesture as an embarrassment to the All Progressives Congress, which is fighting corruption.
It was unconscionable that Okorocha would treat Zuma to such a lavish celebration when the citizens of his country were displeased with him over alleged corruption and were demanding his resignation.
The group said it was particularly miffed that Okorocha allowed Zuma to address a group of selected secondary school students and other young people in Imo.
It wondered whether by so doing Okorocha was celebrating corruption, since “Zuma has been found guilty of corruption by the courts in South Africa and has been ordered to refund the $500,000.00 stolen from the public treasury to expand his private house to accommodate his many wives.”
CSNAC said, “Is Governor Okorocha not aware that Mr. Zuma has also been indicted for allowing an Indian family to influence the appointment of his cabinet members?
In asking President Zuma to address officials of Imo State government, is Governor Okorocha not aware that the people of South Africa are currently demanding the resignation of a leader who has brought shame and dishonour to the country of Nelson Mandela?
“Is the APC governor not aware that South Africans are marching on the streets to demand ‘Zuma Must Go’ over his corrupt practices?
“Of what significance and benefit is the visit of Zuma to the people of Imo state? Where was Mrs. Okorocha who has been fighting for the rights of women when a man who was technically discharged by a court in a case of rape was celebrated and honoured by her husband? Though, he admitted that his victim consented to the sexual intercourse did he not say that he did not use a condom? Is the Imo state government encouraging youths to follow the bad examples of President Zuma? "

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