Former Governor of Imo state, Ikedi Ohakim, has come out against his successor, Rochas Okorocha, who recently made his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment in the state.
In a chat with Vanguard, Ohakim said he has never heard of such a portfolio before and that he is still searching the internet to find out which country has such a portfolio for government officials.
“This is a sort of abomination. How can this man continue to insult the sensibilities of Imo citizens? Whose happiness are they looking for when salaries and pensions are not paid? Are we looking for the happiness of the Okorocha family and friends? I have not heard about such a ministry anywhere in the world, before. It is not in Britain that gave us independence. It is not in the United States of America, whose democratic system we copied. It is not in Canada. It is nowhere in West Africa. I have searched through the internet and I am still searching to see where it was practised and couldn’t find any. Honestly, this is a bizarre creation and I won’t be surprised to see the Governor’s aides struggling to defend this indefensible act.”