What becomes of Zuma’s statue – Nigerians ask Gov. Okorocha


Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has come under heavy attack following Jacob Zuma’s resignation as President of South Africa. 

Zuma’s resignation is exactly four months after he was honoured with a giant statue, and the highest chieftaincy title in Imo. He also had a street named after him by Gov Rochas Okorocha.

Recall that Okorocha despite several criticisms insisted that he owes no one an apology for erecting Zuma’s statue, saying it was erected to encourage business relationship between the state and South Africa.

However, some concerned Nigerians on social media have questioned Okorocha on what will become of Zuma’s statue erected in his state since Zuma has been thrown out of office.

Some have accused Okorocha of being as corrupt as Zuma while others urged him to take down the statue.

Here are some comments:

@idreesyomi “Now that Jacob Zuma has Resigned as the president of South Africa, someone should be please remind governor Rochas Okorocha to take down the president statue. Thank you.

@yemifash ” Now that Jacob Zuma has resigned has the President of South Africa what will happen to his statue in Imo State? Okorocha may be planning to give him an appointment in Imo, abi how you see am?

@jjeffphilips “Governor Rochas Okorocha’s Zuma statue has also decided to resign following Zuma’s resignation in SA

@alouibrahim ” I wonder what Gov Okorocha will do to the statue of Former President Zumba of South Africa. @olisa “Gov Rochas Okorocha should somehow feel ashamed the President of a country he erected a statue for resigned over corruption allegations.

@AnnTommy ” Jacob Zuma of South Africa resign, Rochas Okorocha’s hero, a man the whole world knew as being deeply corrupt. Now his gone will Okorocha pull down the statute and replace with the new president or he’ll just mold the new one beside it. #statutegovernor

@sirdaveson ” Now that Jacob Zuma has resigned as SA President, can Rochas Okorocha of Imo see how stupid he was for that useless statue.

@Yima ” I wonder how your MCM (Rochas Okorocha) feels now that his exemplary friend, Jacob Zuma has resigned as President on corruption charges, after building a huge stature and naming a street by his name in his state.


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