The Social Democratic Party (SDP), Wednesday, lambasted Governor Rochas Okorocha-led administration in Imo State over his alleged abysmal failure and deliberate policy of foisting hardship on the people of the state.
The party declared that it had found Okorocha wanting for allegedly mismanaging and looting of local government council allocations for seven years.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Publicity secretary of SDP in Imo, Godsent Chillos and forwarded to newsmen on Wednesday evening.
The statement quoted SDP as accusing Governor Okorocha of deliberate conversion of public lands to personal use.
The statement reads, “Noting the abysmal and colossal failure of the APC government in Imo State and its deliberate policy of imposition of poverty and hardship on the toiling masses, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Imo state, therefore, has resolved to take the bull by the horn to lead the people of Imo out of the APC captivity come 2019.
“The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Imo State, therefore, has found the APC led government of Imo State wanting on the followings: Reckless mismanagement and looting of local government council allocations for seven years.
“Illegal and reckless demolition of public markets and the people’s properties without adequate compensation or adherence to due process and respect to rule of law.
“Conversion of public lands to personal uses: eg. Orji Mechanic and Nekede Mechanic villages, Eke Ukwu market site, Owerri New market site, IBC quarters at Orji, Area H along Port Harcourt road etc.
“Our hearts are together with all the people whose loved ones and friends have died as a result of the untold hardship the APC led government of Imo State has caused Ndi Imo and those whose shops and houses were wantonly destroyed by APC led government. SDP therefore pledge to rebuild Imo State to modern state within twelve months if elected to power in 2019.”
“We therefore call on the good people and residents of Imo State to join SDP in their numbers as SDP is the only credible alternative for the people of Imo State in 2019 general elections. Together we can put to an end this impunity, evil and sadistic cabal that has held Imo State captivity for over seven years,” it added.