Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has announced that he would erect three more statues in the state.
Okorocha revealed this to newsmen in Owerri on the letters written by both ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida.
The governor stated that activities are already lined up to mark its 42 anniversary and will also host the IMO Merit Award where 42 persons shall be honoured.
The statues to be erected would be bestowed with the highest award of the state and the recepients include that of Chief Sam Mbakwe; Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu and Dr. Michael Okpara for special post-humous recognition.
The award committee will be headed by the Speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly.
Commenting on the letters, Governor Okorocha said no amount of letters can stop President Muhammadu Buhari from running for President in 2019 if indeed he has resolved to seek re-election.
He described as the politics of missives by the country’s elites said that the memo from Chief Olusegun Obasanjo to President Buhari was a high-level memo that required a high-level answer.
“This is a letter from one General to another, and from a former President to a seating President. We do not dabble into their conversations because they know how to convey their messages to one another beyond the obvious. So we should not cry more than the bereaved. However, I know for sure that if indeed President Buhari has resolved to seek re-election in 2019, Obasanjo’s letter would not stop him.”