‘Okorocha is a curse’… Twitter reacts to the unveiling of Jacob Zuma statue in Owerri2mins read

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Nigerians have taken to the social media to criticise Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State, over the unveiling of a statue of Jacob Zuma, President South Africa.

Zuma, who is not having the best of times in his political party, the African National Congress (ANC), back home over allegations of corruption and abuse of office, has been in Owerri, the Imo State capital, since Friday.

The unveiling ceremony was only one of the many honours conferred on Zuma by Okorocha and witnessed by Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.

He was also given the Imo Merit Award, the highest award in the state, which is usually given to honour persons who have distinguished themselves in various fields of human endeavour.

A chieftaincy title, Ochiagha di oha mma of Igbo Land (meaning The People’s Warlord) was also conferred on Zuma, and a street was also named after him.

Twitter users who reacted to the development wondered what Zuma had done for Imo State or Nigeria to merit such honour.

Some noted that despite Nigeria’s role in ending apartheid regime in South Africa, Nigerians are still being killed in the country on a regular basis, and Zuma had done nothing to check the disturbing trend.

Here are some photos of the events and reactions from various Twitter users:



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