Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has proudly declared his delight in the fact that his “madness” has worked for him in the development of the state in his eight years as its chief executive.
The visibly elated governor and senator-elect made the expression in his opening remarks at the ongoing inauguration of the new Imo State High Court Complex in Owerri as monitored by this writer on Television Continental (TVC) News live.
Justifying his departure from the age-long bureaucratic practices which he noted had constituted many clogs in the wheel of progress of the state, the Owelle said that if he had decided to toe the line of the state elite, the state under his watch wouldn’t have been able to achieve the much it has done in the eight-year journey so far.
Pointing at the court complex being inaugurated, Okorocha reminded the elite that: “if I had toed your way, this beautiful building would not be standing here today”.
He also recounted that the state under him, recently got licenses for four new universities built by his administration in order to further cater for the educational need of the state indigenes so that Imo could continue to rate a front liner in the country’s educational sector even as he recalled that consistently, Imo State had produced highest scouring UTME candidates in the country for eight years running.
Okorocha, however, cautioned that the people of Imo should not use him as yardstick to measure the performances of others coming after him in the administration of the state; given his own “mad” approach to governance which he exuded had effectively given him his desired developmental results for the state.