Governor Rochas Okorocha, has described poverty as worse than the Human Immunodeficiency Virus, adding that nothing would make him, his family and generation return to poverty.He said this at the fourth Nigeria Governors’ Forum retreat in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday.
Okorocha stated that it was not necessary for governors and other political office holders to pretend they were poor, adding that paraphernalia of political offices had nothing to do with poverty.
“I was poor and I decided to fight against poverty and nothing will make me, my family and my generation to go back to poverty again. Poverty is worse than HIV. You can’t pretend to be poor.“The governor must have charisma and the President, when he speaks, must have charisma. You should also know that political power is entrusted to you by the people and if you don’t hold it well, they will never forget you,” Okorocha stated. – Culled