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*BY: RALPH EJIMKONYE*
Uncertainty looms over ministerial appointment for chieftains of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Imo State.
Despite Governor Rochas Okorocha being suspended by the ruling party, there are indications he is allegedly pushing for a nominee. This could not be verified as at the time of filing this report.
An online report on Sunday had claimed that the President has rejected nominees from three State Governors.
A source described the affected Governors “as problem senior party members”, a description for State Governors who have one issue or the other with the party.
Some chieftains in the party especially those in the Imo APC Coalition, a group of party chieftains in the State opposed to Okorocha are also in the race for appointment.
It was not clear if any of them scaled the list as selection of minsiterial nominees is said to be in the grip of the President.
However, a member of Imo Coalition, T.O.E Ekechi was last week inaugurated as Board member of North East Development Commission, NEDC.
There has been scramble for ministerial appointment by members of the Coalition. This newspaper had reported that there has been intense lobby by members of the Coalition on the national party leadership who were said to have prescribed party loyalty and competence as criteria for ministerial appointment.
In 2015, Governor Rochas Okorocha, had nominated his in law, a former Secretary to Imo State Government, Anthony Anwuka who was appointed Minister of State, Education.