Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has berated critics of his administration’s decision to create Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfilment.
The governor foresees amazing achievements of by the ministry.
He said critics of the initiative would regret bashing the new ministry even before it takes off.
Governor Okorocha’s media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, spoke on his behalf.
He said in a press release that former governor of the state Ikedi Ohakim and the 2015 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Emeka Ihedioha were least qualified to criticise any of his policies or programmes.
“Okorocha is a man of ideas who thinks about the present and the generations yet unborn. He does not misfire on any issue, the attendant criticisms notwithstanding. When the new ministry begins to bear the expected fruits, the accolades will envelop the early criticisms,” the statement read.
“We accept all the criticisms in good faith and commend the critics. That is what makes the society dynamic and our democracy juicy. The truth is that, the new ministry is not an accidental discharge but, a well-thought out idea that will benefit Imo people, in particular, and all men and women of goodwill in general. We only ask the critics to give us time.
“Some people have also talked about Jacob Zuma’s statue as a referenced case. The criticisms that greeted the statue were all anchored on the corruption allegations against the South African president. Yet, the fact remains that the man is still the president of that country. He has neither been sentenced to imprisonment nor impeached following these corruption claims.
“We also want to let the public know that Ohakim and Ihedioha are not qualified to criticise Okorocha on any policy or programme. Ohakim was governor for four years and has no achievement to his credit.”