Two issues came to the front burner during the swearing in of eight nee commissioners in Imo State as Governor, Rochas Okorocha admitted that 12.6 Billion naria has been refunded to the State.

Imo State was in the news last week when local tabloids reported that the State was among some States exempted from the Paris Club refund by the Federal Government.

At the swearing in of eight new commissioners in the State at the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chambers, Okorocha also  appealed to the National Working Committee, NWC of the All Progressive Congress, APC to submit the name of Uche Nwosu as the party’s governorship candidate.

According to a statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo, the Governor said of the 12.6 billion naria, N5 billion will be used for the payment of pensions and another N9 billion set aside for payment of salaries of workers.

He said payment of salaries will done in advance, while N20 billion will be injected into the economy of the State

For the first time, the Governor opened up on issues militating around the governorship ticket of the APC, urging the National Working Commitee to submit the name of Uche Nwosu his son in law as the governorship candidate of the party in Imo State.

He was quoted in the statement to have said “This may be my last swearing-in of Commissioners before I exit as the governor of the State. But I assure you that I will exit strongly. For some time now, I have been in Abuja fighting for the soul of Imo State from possible kidnap and subsequent destruction by Political thieves. When a good leader is in Power, some people may not appreciate it until a bad one comes”.

He continued “May I announce to all of you that God is going to do a great thing for Imo State and that is why you can see the quality of people that have emerged in the parties. The Candidate of APGA, you can see he showed his nature in the way he emerged. When he came to APC, he came with the same manner but we chased him away and he went to APGA and destroyed APGA. This is their system. You see the one that emerged from PDP, it is also crisis, overturning and cheating. They don’t come from the right door but from the back door”.

He added, “The only hope left for Imo State now is for Uche Nwosu to emerge as a Candidate, if not there will be total economic catastrophe when I leave as governor. Though they have spoken falsely and badly about our Candidate but nobody could say that he did 419 in Lagos or that he was an armed robber in Benin or an arrogant man or a criminal. They have actually nothing to say about him except that he is my son-in-law.”




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