The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has promised the people of the state that he will send them the ‘Holy Spirit’ in the form of a proactive successor before his tenure ends.
He made this promise when he addressed a mammoth crowd that stormed the Government House yesterday in a display of solidarity and support to the his government and that of President Muhammdu Buhari-led federal government.
Okorocha, who also declared himself the Senior Advocate of the Masses and the civilian general of the people, assured them that he will not fail as he will continue to shame his detractors who had earlier threatened to stage a one million-man march against his administration on the previous day.
While urging the people to pray fervently for Buhari’s recovery, the governor promised to make more Imo youths millionaires in the future.
He said: “Today, you have shown me that I am really the Senior Advocate of the Masses and the civilian general of the people. Thousands and thousands of people coming all over the state to show solidarity at your own time and cost and to shame our detractors who could not bring out one person for their one million-man march against me, I shall never fail you people.
“There is peace in the Niger Delta. These young men seated, maybe most would have been killed by the police or army if I did not intervene with the amnesty programme. Today, we have peace in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta. Today, we have broken the jinx that poor people can never be millionaires. We have taken 305 youths here and made them millionaires. With this jinx broken all of you have the capacity to become millionaires in the future.
“I have heard your request for a proactive successor, before I leave I will send you the Holy Spirit, I will never leave you alone, you can imagine if previous government for the past 30 years have been working the way I am working now, by now Imo State would have been London. The massive infrastructure in the state is only within six years, so think of 30 years.”
The governor also urged the Imo people to pray fervently for President Buhari’s recovery.
The groups and associations that participated in the solidarity rally included, Imo
Progress Movement (IPM), Imo State Council of Youths (ISCY), Youths Assembly of Nigeria (YAN), Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTN), Imo State Almagamated Traders Association (ISAMATA), National Union of Imo State Students (NUISS), Niger Delta Youths (NDY), Imo Pilots (IP), Niger Delta Rescue Youth Movement (NDRYM), Women for Good Governance (WGG) Youth For Defence of Democracy, Niger Delta Volunteer Corps, ISOPADEC Youths, Timbers Drivers Association, Student Union Governments, among others.