The governor made the revelation when the correspondents’ chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Imo State, recognized Nkechi with the “Most Outstanding Governor’s Wife Award” during the week in Owerri.
Reacting to his statement, Igbo National Council, INC, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha said Okorocha had succeeded in converting the state to his private property.
President of Igbo National Council, Comrade Chilos Godsent, said it amounted to ridicule of public office.
According to Godsent, “It is a reckless statement and it is very unethical to make such a statement in a public function. It ridicules the sensibility of the public. It indicates that it is a one man’s business.”