By; VICTOR DURUAMAKU, Owerri
Imo State Government has categorically stated that despite the induced resignation of former South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma, it would not pull down his statues erected in Owerri, the state capital.
It would be recalled that during the trials of Jacob Zuma on corruption charges, Imo state government organized a reception in his honour during which his statue was erected.
Following this development however concerned Imo citizens mounted pressure calling on the state governor, Rochas Okorocha to remove the honour on Zuma and dislodged his statue in the state.
According to official statement from the state government, the government has resolved that the statue and honour on Zuma remains despite all odds.
Further in the statement, the state government denied the allegation that it has commenced an impeachment process of the state deputy government Prince Eze Madumere, for nursing the ambition to run for the governorship seat in 2019 general election.
The governor in the statement said that those allegedly plotting the much rumoured impeachment neither have the capacity to do so nor are they members of the state House of Assembly whose statutory duty is to effect impeachment .
This is even as he has vowed never to pull down the statue of the former president of South Africa in the state – Jacob Zuma.
Our correspondent reports that for some time now, news of the planned impeachment of Madumere had been in both the social and conventional media while recently, there have been calls in the state for the removal of the statue of Jacob Zuma who recently resigned from office as president ofSouth Africa.
The statement further said, the that those who cooked up the impeachment story in the hope that it would help them in their ambition are also the ones marketing it.