Following the controversy that trailed the appointment of Mrs Uju Rochas Anwuka, a daughter of Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, into the Board of the Federal College of Education (Tech), Omoku, the Okorocha family has rejected the appointment.
The appointment yesterday had raised concern among Imolites who expressed concern how the governor favour his family members for appointment into key positions in Imo State and beyond.
In a statement Tuesday evening, Sam Onwuemedo, Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary said the governor and his wife were never informed on the appointment of their daughter into the Board of College of Education, saying it is the handiwork of mischief makers
The statement reads:
.“The attention of the Governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has been drawn to the publication listing one of the daughters, Mrs. Uju Rochas Anwuka as a member of the Board of the Federal College of Education (Tech), Omoku.
“And it is important to swiftly state, with every sense of concern, that the governor had read about the appointment like every other Nigerian because he was never consulted or briefed on the appointment and that is why the whole thing looks suspicious.
“To the governor, the appointment was obviously not done in good faith. Whoever was the brain behind the appointment did so out of unbridled mischief. Otherwise, the person behind the appointment would have had the courtesy of either informing the father or the mother.
“The truth of the matter is that the governor’s daughter does not need the appointment. The governor has therefore asked whoever was behind the appointment to withdraw it since the daughter would not have needed the appointment, even if he had not become governor.
“Indeed, the governor has the feeling that whoever was behind the appointment did it with something else at the back of his or her mind, otherwise the person would have acted well his or her part by informing him or the mother or even the daughter herself.
“The daughter and the entire family reject the appointment” the statement concludes
His Chief of Staff, Uche Nwosu is his son- in law, while his in law, Prof Anthony Anwuka is the Minister of State, Education.
His wife, Nneoma Rochas Okorocha is not the only the first Lady but heads the Imo State Amnesty Committee.