Former governorship candidate Chief Martin Agbaso has said the state had hit rock bottom and is in dire need of a technocrat like him to revive her.
Agbaso made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Owerri on yesterday.
This is even as he berated people for alleging he was fronting Governor Hope Uzodimma under Labour Party.
He said there were over 600,000 youths roaming the streets searching for a job in the state adding that all the infrastructures had totally collapsed.
Agbaso who was elected a Senator under late Gen Sani Abacha, said “Out of the 1622 primary schools in the state, 1500 require rehabilitation. All the health centres need refurbishment because none can provide CPR, in fact we need 108 new ones to cater for the people.
“We need three brand new hospitals, one for each zone to provide cardiology, neurology and other associated treatment for our people. We need to build a new technology-driven economy to salvage Imo state urgently”, Agbaso said.
He lampooned those who were peddling rumours that he was Uzodimma’s front in Labour Party, saying it was the most insulting comment on his political career.
Agbaso said “Nothing could be more insulting, it’s absolute rubbish. Let me ask when I contested for Governor in 2007, where was he. Truth is there’s no one more qualified than me, is it in educational background, contacts, pedigree, and understands the dynamics, just tell me”, he queried.
He lamented that politicians had progressed to using social media e-rats to hound opponents and condemned the action.
He said “It is regrettable that we have moved from hiring physical thugs who harass opponents to using youths. You put them in a room to make scandalous social media posts against opponents, to de-market opponents and write falsehoods and this is totally wrong”.
The Imo industrialist maintained the just concluded assembly elections was messed up saying Labour Party won several local governments but that wrong results were declared.
He called on the police to immediately release the detained Owerri Municipal candidate, Clinton Amadi or charge him to court.