Despite Outrage Over Zuma’s Statue, Okorocha To Confer Chieftaincy On Liberian President
Not mindful of the public outrage against Jacob Zuma giant statue built by Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha to honour the South African President, the governor announced plans to confer chieftaincy on Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.A road would be named after her in the state.
A statement to newsmen in Owerri, by Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, said Sirleaf would also deliver lecture on “Women in politics.” According to the release, “On arrival on Thursday, Mrs. Sirleaf would be taken to the Palace of Eze Imo to be accorded the African way of receiving an august visitor like her and the Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Samuel Ohiri will be expected to decorate her with a Chieftaincy title.
“Taking into account that she took over the leadership of Liberia soon after a bloody Civil War and she has been able to sustain the peace of that Country for ten years now. “The following day being Friday, November 10, 2017, Mrs. Sirleaf will then be at the Rochas Foundation College of Africa where she will meet with the Students and also specifically interact with the Liberian Students.
“And all these will help to instill confidence in the students and brandish a juicy future for them. “After her outing to the College, the Liberian President will deliver a lecture to Imo women at Imo International Convention Centre ,IICC, and the topic will be women in politics. “And the lecture is structured to encourage women in the State to develop interest in leadership, especially when it is recalled that Mrs. Sirleaf is the first female President in Africa.”