According to reports, Citizens of Imo State have reacted negatively to the development, saying the governor imported the beauty Queens to the state without a useful reason, whether economically or socially.
Vanguard is reported to have made some inquiries from citizens who responded commonly that “the importation of the African queens shows the level of recklessness of the present Okorocha administration.”
Also stated in the report, A chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, and former chairman of Aboh Mbaise local government area, Dr. Ikay Njoku said he did not see any good reason for the importation of the girls, charging Okorocha to tell the people of the state why he invited the girls.
Hon. Damian Oparah, the state Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in his reactions, described it as a senseless jamboree aimed at promoting immortality and idolatry.
Oparah continued, saying that ” this has clearly proved that the administration is not bothered that many families can no longer feed themselves in this day and age.
“The governor should tell Imolites what the visit of the so called beauty queens from 55 African countries has added to the sagging economic fortunes of the state and it’s citizens. It is absolutely reckless for the governor to have gone into this wasteful venture now.”
Prince Bob Njemanze, a social critic also reacted to the matter, stating thus: “It is not in doubt that this man is deceitful. This is a continuation of the madness for the man who doesn’t have an idea of what good governance is all about.”
He recalled also that “initially, Governor Okorocha tried to invite African first ladies using the less privileged persons as a bait, but Imolites knew it was a self-serving purpose.
“I will advocate for a psychiatric evaluation for people aspiring for a position of governance and a mental rehabilitation for people in office, who are suspected or confirmed to be deranged. This is where this type of excesses fall in ” – Vanguard reports.