IMO STATE 2019: Rochas Okorocha, Ohakim Has Traumatized Ndi-Imo In The Last 12Years – Ifeanyi Araraume

Araraume, Rochas & Ohakim.

The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA in Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume has said that the 12 years of both former governor, Ikedi Ohakim and that of Rochas Okorocha is the worst time of experience by Imo State.


Answering questions from Vanguard Newspapers on whether zoning is still a factor in Imo politics given the agitation for power to shift to a particular area of the state?

He says: “Some states have gotten it right as regards zoning, but in Imo State, people are still a little bit confused. But, one thing that is certain is that nobody in Imo State will look in the direction of Imo West Senatorial District because since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999, the zone has had power for almost 16 years. So, it is unfair no matter whoever is looking at it, to elect somebody from Imo West as Okorocha’s successor”.

He Continued: Although sometimes, people say that there is no fairness in politics, I believe that there should be fairness. Even if you overlook the political parties and focus on individuals, post-Okorocha era demands that Imo people should look at the individuals aspiring to be governor because it is not going to be like the government after Udenwa. You know that we had four years of Ikedi Ohakim after Udenwa, which like the Okorocha administration, was not a pleasant experience in terms of development indices. When you put this together, it has been 12 years that the state has gone through trauma. 

Therefore, it is not going to be an easy task, governing Imo State from May 29, 2019, but we have to start from somewhere.