What Okorocha’s Nigeria Would Look Like

The former govenror of Imo State, and Senator representing Orlu zone, Senator Rochas Okorocha have not hidden his desire to rule Nigeria.

That desire seems to have been his driving force, from the first day he entered politics, and he has aspired twice for the seat, losing at both times at the party primaries, where he usually polled a close second to the eventual winners.

As 2023 draws closer, Senator Rochas Okorocha have yet again made his interest known, as he gets set to make yet another run for for top job.

Even his present political woes, and corruption trivals, have been linked by himself and his supporters, to his presidential ambition.

But could that be true? Could the reason he is at daggers drawn with his successor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, be as a result of a grand conspiracy, to ensure he doesn’ t become president of Nigeria, or did he actually commit the crimes, for which Senator Hope Uzodinma is simply doing the bidding of the people of Imo State, by probing his administration?

A lot of people have wondered what Nigeria would look like, if Senator Rochas Okorocha gets the opportunity of sitting in the driver’ s seat.

A perfect picture of what would become of Nigeria after eight years of Rochas Okorocha, could easily be seen with a visit to the Imo State Okorocha ruled for eight years.

When Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha took over the mantle of leadership in Imo State, on the 31st of May 2019, he took over a state at the brink of collapse.

He took over a state that have not paid pensioners for the entire eight years Okorocha was in office. He took over a state where every basic social amenity from water, to roads, to healthcare had totally collapsed. He took over a state heavily in debt of over N200billion. He inherited a state were allocations and accruals totally over N1trillon had vanished into thin air.

Ihedioha was still trying to unwrap Imo from years of decay, before the Surpeme Court ruling, that saw Senator Hope Uzodinma taking his place.

Uzodinma found himself facing the same things Ihedioha faced, and have been battling to get the state back on its feet ever since.

Okorocha probably believed, that owing to the way Hope Uzodinma emerged, he would he open to play ball with him, and look the other way to his sins. He thought wrong, and he found out soon enough the type of person Hope Uzodinma is, and his determination to leave a mark of goodwill in Imo State, unlike Okorocha who squandered the goodwill he was given through his greed.

The Nigeria Rochas Okorocha would rule, would be that Nigeria that would not be able to pay pensions to Federal retirees. It would be a Nigeria were the salaries of Federal Civil servants would be slashed and owed. Okorocha’ s Nigeria will be a place where companies like Julius Berger would not find jobs to do, rather Okorocha would personally buy the nail and gravel needed for the substandard construction works he would give the country. Okorocha’ s Nigeria will be plagued by unemployment and hunger. People will die in the streets in that Nigeria. Okorocha’ s Nigeria will bring the end of Nigeria, because his misrule, demonstrated in Imo State, would force the North to join the agitation to leave Nigeria.

But if by some miracle, Nigeria survives, his son or his son inlaw, like he tried in Imo, would become the next president, while an entire state named Okorocha State may be created with him becoming the Sese Seko of the state, with his son or daughter as governor.

We’ ll also expect a very silent National Assembly, like the State Assembly Acho Ihim led, which only it had fangs, and bared them after Okorocha was defeated at the 2019 General Elections.

Imo State only managed to stay alive because Rochas Okorocha did not have total power. In a way, Buhari saved Imo, when he didn’ t let Okorocha have his way.

Given total power, Rochas Okorocha’ s Nigeria would be a terror to Nigerians, a terror worse than Boko Haram.

Buhari is still considering opening Twitter, because of the revenue loss to Nigerians. Okorocha is that man who wants everybody to be poor around him. Your biggest sin is to be rich near him. He wants to be the richest you’ ll always look up to. How many of his ex- aides can comfortably give you N1million today, despite the trillions mismanaged? The likes of Dangote would be in trouble in Okorocha’ s Nigeria.

I’ m an Igbo man, and Rochas Okorocha was my governor for eight years, but I’ ll rather support another Northerner, or even another tribalist of the likes of General Muhammadu Buhari, than a Rochas Okorocha.

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