And tagged him ‘a criminal’ when the Governor confirmed he owns the spectacle on display.
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President-Elect, General Mohammadu Buhari was reportedly shocked when he
visited Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha at his Spibath N1
Billion Presidential Mansion in Umuodu Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government
of Imo State recently, Pointblanknews.com gathered.
General Buhari had shortly after the Presidential elections on March 28,
paid a visit to Gov. Okorocha in Imo State as part of his “Thank You”
Sources told Pointblanknews.com that Okorocha who personally received the
President-elect at the Owerri Airport alongside members of his cabinet and
chieftains of the APC on April 7, drove General Buhari to his Umuodu
Mbieri, his hometown.
On arrival at Umuodu Mbieri where his palatial mansion is located, a
shocked General Buhari was said to have asked his host “is this the
An excited Okorocha, beaming with smiles, according to a source who was on
the entourage, was said to have responded, “no, this is my house.”
Okorocha’s response according to the source who does not want to be named,
immediately brought a mean smile from the retired General who said, “kai,
you are a criminal.”
The President-Elects response elicited laughter but the source told
Pointblanknews.com that General Buhari would not want to be associated
with such opulence in his administration.
“This is something GMB does not want. He has openly and secretly told some
APC members that he will personally deal with any member of the Party who
lives above his means and he is serious about it.”
Governor Okorocha who allegedly boasts to visitors and members of his
cabinet that his mansion is finer than Aso Rock Presidential Villa, was
reported to have completed the Presidential Mansion which has a Ranch, a
big estate and multiple buildings within three years.
The Imo Governor allegedly and forcefully acquired the 10 hectares of land
using Government powers and selling same to himself. Sources said he
completed the Presidential mansion within the first three years of his
tenure and most times performs official businesses there.
A Lebanese Construction firm whose name could not be ascertained before
going to press built the sprawling mansion at a cost estimated at N1