Imo State governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has alleged that there have been attacks and gang ups from political elites in the State against him because he had instead of following their pattern of sharing and diverting State funds, decided to work for the people.
In an interview with The Sun Newspaper during the weekend, the governor said, “Yes, there is a gang up.
“Ask yourself, how am I surviving with Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Arthur Nzeribe, Hope Uzodinma, Achike Udenwa, Kema Chikwe, Christy Anyanwu, Emeka Ihedioha and the political who is who?
“They are on the other side while I am on the other side. And every time, I defeat them.”
“They have the police, they have the Army in those days.
“They have the instruments of power; they have the money and they had the federal government and I defeated them. They were all behind Ohakim when I defeated Ohakim.”
Okorocha claimed he had no known name or any Godfather during his run for governorship seat other than the masses.
“My strength is that the people know I mean well.
“God almighty and the people are my strength. I know the elite are against me but I am not against them.
“Their reason for wanting political power is different for my reason. They are two different divide.
“I believe that the dividends of democracy should go to the people.
“But they believe that the dividends of democracy must be for those who are called by their political names.”
The governor, while stating that his life is for the ordinary man and with them he would stay for all the days of his political life, added that he might never join his political enemies.
He added, “If i had been with this group of people in PDP, I would never have introduced free education, the infrastructural development you are seeing could never have been possible.
“The schools, hospitals, roads, all these projects could never have been possible.”
Okorocha said he is only think on issues concerning the growth and development of the next generation and not about who gets the next political power.
“It might shock you that I literally spent nothing for my politics. In the first instance, I spent little or nothing to become a governor but my counterpart then spent over N14 or N15 billion.
“Just like the last election, did you not see about N2 billion and even here in Imo State, do you know how much they spent?”
Rochas disclosed that his opponents spent over N20 billion to fight the last election, yet lost in the poll, adding that he prefers to stay with the masses.
“Unless those people are baptized with Holy water and their whole political life changes before I can work with them but as long as they remain with the orthodox old system of oppressors, I will not be part of them.”