Okorocha Extols Zuma’s Virtues, Vows Not To Pull Down His Statue
The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has declined to remove the statue of former South African President, Jacob Zuma. He made this known in a statement issued by his media spokesman, Sam Onwuemedo, on Friday.
The call for the removal of the statue by Nigerians came after Zuma had to resign from his position over several allegations of corruption and pressure from his party, the ANC.
Recall that Nigeria News had reported the resignation of the former number one citizen of South Africa where he addressed his country stating that he is doing so in order to ensure that no lives were lost in a bid to chase him off.
According to Okorocha in the statement, the statue was erected in honour of Zuma as an acknowledgement of the roles he played in the fight against apartheid in his country. He also went ahead to postulate some of Zuma’s virtues adding that he agreed to step down honourably.
He said, “The statue was erected when the man was a sitting president. We should also be keen in his life story. For instance, a man who didn’t receive any formal education but rose to play a major role in the freedom of his people and also became president of one of the leading African nations calls for sober reflection.”