The Imo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed dismay over the recent appointment by the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha of his wife, Neoma Nkechi, as the chairperson of Amnesty Committee proposed to reform the supposed irate youth of Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta, the main Orlu Zone of the state.
A press statement signed by the state party’s Publicity Secretary, Hon. Damian Oparah, stated that the move was yet another mockery of governance.
“What qualification does Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha have in the area of conflict resolution and management? It is true that the dreaded Niger Delta Avengers members in the state have decided to surrender, how is Nkechi Okorocha suited to conduct their rehabilitation and integration? “We doubt this, and we believe the contrary.
“Whereas the appointment of an indigene of the above named zone, who understands the plight and dynamics of the people would have been the right way to go in the interest of transparency and fairness.
“Secondly, it is our conviction that the amnesty programme is a big sham. It is a scam and can qualify for travesty of justice and parody of governance”.
The statement noted that a conscientious and meticulous thought our plan for an all-time emancipation of the zone from the shackles of poverty occasioned by incessant oil pollution, grazing and destructive activities of Fulani herdsmen, underdevelopment and government insensitivity would have been a better idea.
The statement reads in part, “ Governor Okorocha has once more decided to make a mockery of the sensibilities of Ndi Imo by his frivolous showmanship.
“For the sake of posterity, serious things should be taken seriously to say the least. This appointment simply confirms that the Okorocha led APC government is taking the people for a rid, and we believe that community involvement will yield better result.
“The Amnesty Programme of Governor Rochas Okorocha is a sham and fraud, and given the haphazard manner of approach of the governor to sensitive issues, it is obvious he is incapable of brokering any truce with any errant group anywhere becuase he has little or zero credibility and integrity. Needless to emphasize the citizens he governs have grown to no regard for his many wards”.