AFRICASTALLESTMAN INTERVIEWS ROCHAS ANAYO OKOROCHA, GOVERNOR IMO STATE, NIGERIA.

AFRICASTALLESTMAN INTERVIEWS ROCHAS ANAYO OKOROCHA, GOVERNOR IMO STATE, NIGERIA.

Africastallestman:
Good night, Governor. I have been waiting for you since 1:00 pm and I was about to reschedule. It is 10:00 pm.

Governor Okorocha:
Good morning, Africastallestman, you should be a comedian instead of a journalist. Well, I was at the moulding station urging my moulders to finish the twelve statues that must be unveiled on January 1, 2018. I always rename a major avenue before the unveilings to honor the statue or if you prefer the person.

Africastallestman:
Is your renaming of María Assumpta Avenue to Muhammadu Buhari Road giving us a hint that President Muhammadu Buhari is being moulded?

Governor Okorocha:
Yes, Africastallestman, Buhari’s statue will be as tall as the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Africastallestman:
Why as tall as the Eiffel Tower?

Governor Okorocha:
During my last trip with President Buhari to Paris to attend the World Conference on Global Warming, I spoke with French President, Emmanuel Macron. I wanted to know the secret that makes Paris the most visited capital in the world. His answer; It is the monuments, museums, statues, and sculptures. It got me thinking, what is good for Paris is good for Owerri. By the time I finish with my mouldings, Owerri will be the most visited capital in Africa.

Africastallestman:
Are you a Catholic?

Governor Okorocha:
Yes, Africastallestman.

Africastallestman:
Why would you rename an avenue named after the Blessed Virgin to honor a Muslim leader whose kinsmen, Fulani Herdsmen are killing, maiming, and raping Christians? Why not rename Ama Hausa Avenue leading to Gariki, after President Muhammadu Buhari?

Governor Okorocha:
This is Owerri and not the Vatican City. I will rename Wetheral Avenue, María Assumpta Avenue to silence my critics.

Africastallestman:
Governor, Wetheral Avenue does not lead to Assumpta Cathedral.

Governor Okorocha:
Does Wetheral Avenue lead to Mr. Wetheral’s residence?

Africastallestman:
I see your point, honor is honor. The location of the honor is immaterial. Does that explain your moulding of foreign leaders?

Governor Okorocha:
Statues of foreign leaders bring in foreign visitors and foreign exchange. Since Maria Assumpta Avenue was renamed Muhammadu Buhari Road, Foreign Fulani Herdsmen have diverted their cattle to that road. The women selling agidi, akara, granotu, oka na ube have seen their sales quadruple from Fulani business. Soon South Africans, Liberians, Russians, and Americans will be visiting Owerri.

Africastallestman:
You have moulded Jacob Zuma and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Do you plan to mould Putin and Trump?

Governor Okorocha:
Africastallestman, you are a soothsayer but please do not leak the names of the persons being honored.

Africastallestman:
Governor, last year you claimed to have been slapped by the Devil and you went overseas for treatment. Imonians©️ whose market stalls you destroyed, families who lost children and adults during the bulldozing of market stalls, workers whose salaries are unpaid are praying for the Devil to slap you again. Catholic clergy have joined in the prayers after you renamed Maria Assumpta Avenue, Muhammadu Buhari Road.

Governor Okorocha:
That was scary but it won’t happen again. I have been fortified with foreign prayers, which are more efficacious than Nigerian prayers. I am paying prayer warriors in Jerusalem, Rome, and Mecca to protect me.

Africastallestman:
Are these foreign payments and moulding of statues draining the state’s resources and delaying payments of salaries and emoluments?

Governor Okorocha:
Africastallestman, no wonder you are revered. Nothing happening in Africa escapes your attention.

Africastallestman:
Thank you Governor.

Governor Okorocha:
Do you have any more questions, my moulders are working TDB (Till day break)? They have only five more days before I unveil Buhari, Putin and Trump.

Africastallestman:
Do you have an Igbo attire with red cap? Have you seen any HausaFulani Governor interviewed in Igbo on Anambra or Imo Radio? I know three HausaFulani Governors who are fluent in Igbo but would never utter a single Igbo word in public.

Governor Okorocha:
I am a detribalized Nigerian and it is only tribalists that see evil in my actions.

Africastallestman:
Wearing HausaFulani attire, speaking Hausa in the presence of Igbos, and renaming Igbo landmarks to HausaFulani make Igbos call you Okoroawusa. Are you ready to take a DNA test to prove your Igbones?

Governor Okorocha:
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Only mothers know our real fathers and sometimes they do not know. Africastallestman, will you take a DNA to prove your Africaness?

Africastallestman:
Your Excellency, thank you for your time. It’s been a pleasure talking with you.

Governor Okorocha:
You are welcome.

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