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I Don’t Run Family Government in Imo State – Okorocha

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The governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has dismissed allegations by some elites in the state that he runs a family government.

According to him, “those behind the allegation have missed the point.”

Governor Okorocha stated this on Friday, when more than five thousand members of the Rochas Mandate Movement held solidarity rally to honour him in Owerri.

He said: “more than 4,000 children had gone to University through Rochas Foundation and more than 15,000 of such children are also in the various colleges of the Foundation”.

“When some of them graduate, they chose to be with me and I cannot afford to say no to them and if any of such children becomes anything under me they would say he or she is a member of Rochas Family”

He stressed that his ambition in life was to see people grow through him; adding that “those who never offered the people of the state leadership when they held sway but only shared the people’s resources would never come back to power in the state”.

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“Uche Nwosu (his son in-law) who is from Nkwerre Local Government Area and Prince Eze Madumere, from Mbaitoli LGA are all counted today members of my family because they have grown to prominence but when they took those steps of faith no one counted them as members of my family”.

The governor noted that he has done the state and her people proud with his monumental achievements.

The Imo governor also reiterated that he would neither run for Senate nor for president in 2019, but would be keen in who succeeds him and who can sustain the tempo of the achievements recorded by his administration.

“The people I see here are people who are committed. People that are following me not because of what they could gain from me, but because of what we have done for the world. As it stands, come 2019, I’m contesting for nothing. But in my heart, I have searched out and resolved that one man has good thoughts about Nigeria in his heart. Secondly, the possibility of leadership will easily get to the Igbos after him. That man is President Muhammadu Buhari”.

“My coming as a leader in Imo State was by your efforts. No big political bigwig supported me and in my stride, I have brought sitting Heads of states of other countries to Imo State,” he added.

 

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2019: Why Buhari Should Not Stand For Re-election – Dele Momodu Reveals

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Media mogul, Dele Momodu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will be too “tired” to run a “complex” nation like Nigeria at the age of 76.

Momodu, in an interview with Punch, advised Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019 because “Nigeria needs a man with full stamina”.

“I have no doubt in my mind that even if he does not want to run, some people are going to push him to run because their lives depend on it. If he goes, they are gone. But unfortunately, I don’t know what he is enjoying in power again; God has done everything for him.

“He will be at least 76 years by next year; at that age, I believe he would be too tired to run a nation as complex and as complicated as Nigeria. Right now, Nigeria needs a man with full stamina. That is why I have written consistently in the last two months that there are certain things we must do urgently to rescue Nigeria from total collapse.

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“One, we must not have anyone above 65 years old in power. That is the retirement age. I’m going to be 58 years old this year and I already feel like I am getting old. Now imagine what it is like for a man close to 80 years old.

“Two, I believe that we should forget about zoning because it is not part of our constitution, so any qualified Nigerian who is distinguished, accomplished, well educated and well exposed should be allowed to run. Why do we want to prevent our best brains from contesting for the most important office in the country? I think if Nigerians are serious, the time has come for them to kill zoning before it kills Nigeria.

“I believe that the next President must be very well exposed, educated and communicate in the language of today. That is why I said that the best legacy the President can give us is for him to search for a worthy successor; even though, it is his right to contest for a second term, but it is not every right that you must claim.

“Even if people are pushing you, you should know that they are pushing you because of their own selfish interest,” he said.

 

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President Buhari Directs Governors To Pay Workers’ Salaries Before Christmas

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed state governments to ensure payment of outstanding workers’ salaries in their various states, to enable workers to “smile to banks”, and to happily celebrate the forthcoming Christmas.

 

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo confirmed this development to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with the President in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, November 27, 2017.

 

He said workers’ issue took the centre stage during the meeting, adding that the president was so much concerned with those who depend on salaries to feed their families, pay school fees and their house rents.

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Buhari Sympathizes With APC Over The Loss Of Atiku

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On Monday, Pres. Buhari sympathized with the National Chairman of APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, over the exit of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar from the party.

 

Buhari chose the venue of the inauguration of the Ama Pepple-led National Minimum Wage Committee to convey his sympathy to the party chairman who joined top government officials for the event.

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During the inauguration in Abuja, Mr. Buhari, while making routine greetings before his remarks, turned to Oyegun, and said: “accept my sympathy for losing a senior member of your party.”

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