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8 Nov 2017

Statue of Liberian President Allegedly Spotted in Owerri Ahead of Her Visit to Imo State (Photos)

The unfinished statue of Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has been spotted in Owerri, the Imo state capital ahead of the president's 2-day visit to the state.

The Liberian president statue allegedly spotted on Owerri
The Governor Rochas Okorocha-led Imo state government on Tuesday, announced that Liberian President, Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, will on Thursday, be conferred with a chieftaincy title and a road named after her in the state.

According to a statement in Owerri by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Sirleaf would also deliver lecture on “Women in politics.”

The release read; “On arrival on Thursday, Mrs. Sirleaf would be taken to the Palace of Eze Imo to be accorded the African way of receiving an august visitor like her and the Chairman of the State Council of Traditional Rulers, HRM Eze Samuel Ohiri will be expected to decorate her with a Chieftaincy title.

“Taking into account that she took over the leadership of Liberia soon after a bloody Civil War and she has been able to sustain the peace of that Country for ten years now.

“The following day being Friday, November 10, 2017, Mrs. Sirleaf will then be at the Rochas Foundation College of Africa where she will meet with the Students and also specifically interact with the Liberian Students.

“And all these will help to instill confidence in the students and brandish a juicy future for them. After her outing to the College, the Liberian President will deliver a lecture to Imo women at Imo International Convention Centre, IICC, and the topic will be women in politics.

“And the lecture is structured to encourage women in the State to develop interest in leadership, especially when it is recalled that Mrs. Sirleaf is the first female President in Africa.”

Meanwhile, the photo of an unfinished statue of Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, which was visibly spotted in Owerri ahead of the president's two-day visit to Imo state, has emerged on social media and has been trailed with criticisms and mixed reaction.

Recall that Gov. Okorocha had last month came under heavy attacks for erecting the statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in the state.

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