Femi Fani-Kayode Blasts Rochas Okorocha For Erecting Zuma’s Statue In Owerri

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has criticized Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, for erecting a statue of South Africa president, Jacob Zuma, in Owerri.

Fani-Kayode criticized the governor via a tweet. He tweeted that despite Nigerians being killed daily, and even his fellow Igbo kinsmen murdered everyday by the South African security forces, yet the "clown in Imo state" (i.e. Rochas Okorocha) decided to build a statue in honor of the South African President Zuma.

See his tweets below:

Zuma, who is facing multiple accusations of corruption, fraud, and money laundering in his country, arrived Imo State on a two-day working visit on Friday.

While in Owerri, he also bagged the chieftaincy title ‘Ochiagha’ (Warlord).

Over the weekend, a barrage of reactions from all across Nigeria, especially from Imolites, had trailed the Imo state governor's decision to honor the South African President by erecting a gigantic statue which cost taxpayers well over 500 million naira; despite owing Imo state workers and pensioners several months salary.

Almost everyone who reacted roundly condemned the governor's decision.