Thursday, September 28, 2023

Nigerians Slam Rochas Okorocha Over Erection Of Jacob Zuma’s Statue In Imo State

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Angry Nigerians have taken to the social media to slam Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha over the unveiling of a statue of Jacob Zuma, President South Africa. Zuma, who has been in Owerri, the Imo State capital since Friday is currently facing a running battle in his political party, the African National Congress (ANC) back home over allegations of corruption and abuse of office.

The unveiling ceremony was only one of the many honours conferred on Zuma by Okorocha and witnessed by Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria. He was also given the Imo Merit Award, the highest award in the State which is usually given to honour persons that have distinguished themselves in various fields of human endeavours. A chieftancy title (Ochiagha di oha mma of Igbo Land, meaning the people’s warlord) was also conferred on Zuma, and a street was named after him.

Twitter users who reacted to the development wondered what Zuma has done for Imo State or Nigeria to merit such honour. Some noted that despite the role Nigeria played to bring the apartheid regime in South Africa to an end, Nigerians were being killed in the country on a regular basis and Zuma had done nothing to check that. Below are some photos of the events and reactions from various twitter users:

Photo Credit: Getty

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