25 August 2018
Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha’s treachery in impoverishing his state through brazen looting has already been chronicled on numerous occasions by Naijiant.com. But negotiating the roads of Owerri once the city experiences a spot of rain has become as treacherous as Okorocha’s misrule, where drivers are constantly taking their lives in their hands on flooded streets without drainage, as they avoid debris, flotsam and jetsam.
These pictures were taken by our correspondent on Wednesday 22 August:
The correspondent said: “Just an hour of rain and every major street is flooded just because of the recklessness of Okorocha, destroying all the drainage in the city in the name of rehabilitation which hasn’t even started since over one year he embarked on this madness. Vehicles can’t even navigate through, talk less of keke, cyclists and pedestrians”.
Okorocha’s second term as governor runs out next year and he plans to install his son-in-law Uche Nwosu as his successor. One commentator said: “This calamitous regime and their co-looters must be flushed out of Imo State for a sane and purposeful leadership to return to the state”.