Former minister of foreign affairs Ambassador Aminu Wali has faulted governor Rochas Okorocha’s erection of a statue in honour of recently ousted President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma.
Zuma resigned after relentless pressure on him to give way amid numerous allegations of corruption.
Okorocha had in October, 2017, unveiled a Zuma statue during the then South African leader’s visit to Imo state.
And Wali said it was morally wrong in the first place for the governor to have erected the statue.
“As far as we are concerned, this is a federal system and of course, morally speaking, the statue should not be doing anything there in the first place,” he told The Sun.
“For me, it should never have been put there in the first place. I cannot see the contribution that the president of South Africa made to any development of this part of the world.
“In fact, we have always been in competition if you look at what is happening to our people in South Africa and Zuma’s government never made any effort to really address the issue of Nigerians being massacred in South Africa.
“It is begging the question even to ask whether Zuma’s statue should be there or should be demolished.”