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Gov. Okorocha under attack over erected Jacob Zuma’s statue

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Gov. Okorocha under attack over erected Jacob Zuma's statue

– Many Nigerians criticized the gesture of the governor

– They pointed out that Nigerians were being attacked in South Africa

Governor Rochas Okorocha has come under severe criticism for erecting a statue in honour of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Owerri, Imo state capital.

The governor unveiled the statue in the presence of the South African president and other dignitaries in a ceremony.

The huge statue of President Jacob Zuma unveiled in Owerri.

It was alleged that the statue costs N520 million to construct although this has not been verified or confirmed by the state government. A road was also named in honour of President Jacob Zuma. Credit: Facebook Governor Okorocha also named a road after Zuma and also honoured him with a chieftaincy title.

Nigerians took to social media to unleash tirade of criticism against the Imo governor with many pointing out that the South African president was being indicted for corruption in Imo.

Many accused the governor of being insensitive to the plight of Nigerians pointing out that Nigerians in South Africa were being attacked regularly.

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