The influnetial chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) described the first female president in Africa as a pride to the continent.Arriving the Ikemba Ojukwu Square Owerri as we gear up to unveil the Liberian President's Statue Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a great African pic.twitter.com/odzySX0nJS— Gov. Rochas Okorocha (@GovernorRochas) November 10, 2017
He said; “I erect statue to immortalise people so that children yet unborn can know about them. History is dying in Africa, we must keep it alive.
“In the next 100 years, most of us would not be alive but this will stand for children to see. If leaders are not immortalised, there will be no history for children.”Liberian President Mrs Ellen Johnson Sirleaf arrives Ikemba Ojukwu Square Owerri for the Unveiling of her Statue and presentation of award. pic.twitter.com/qBfe4AKCRR— Gov. Rochas Okorocha (@GovernorRochas) November 10, 2017
Sirleaf who spoke shorly after, said the honour meant so much to her. She thanked Okorocha, saying the gesture would go a long way to inspire women and girls.
She said; “I am simply so filled with joy. I don’t know what to say. This is an honour that I have not received elsewhere. I have received so many things but this is quite exceptional.The Statue of the African Female Hero, the Liberian President Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf unveiled in Imo State. pic.twitter.com/LQIsOOgOR6— Gov. Rochas Okorocha (@GovernorRochas) November 10, 2017
“My alma mater, Harvard University, honoured me with a statue but it was not like this. There weren’t people like this and it was just a little one in a corner.”
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf visits the Riochas Okorocha Foundation in Owerri. pic.twitter.com/Tsqh1RADfv— Channels Television (@channelstv) November 10, 2017
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