- The bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Imo, Reverend Geoffrey Okorafor has said that Governor Okorocha's move to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu in his place come 2109 is an ill-motivated project
- Geoffrey said that Okorocha has disappointed the people of the state
- In response, Okorocha said that members of his party (APC) are plotting his downfall
Reverend Geoffrey Okorafor, the bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Egbu, Imo, has said that Governor Rochas Okorocha has not only failed God, but has also disappointed the people of the state.
This is as a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Okorocha’s former aide, Theodore Ekechi, described the process adopted by the governor to replace himself with his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, in the state as “a charade and an insult to the integrity and dignity of Owerri, Okigwe and Orlu people”, Vanguard reports.
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While Okorafor bared his mind during a Eucharistic service at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Egbu, Owerri North local government area of the state, Ekechi voiced his thought in a media chat in Owerri.
Okorafor was angered by what he referred to as Okorocha’s “avowed determination to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, as his successor, irrespective of what the people think or feel about the damnable, ill-conceived, ill-advised and ill-motivated project.”
Ekechi said that the coalition he represents, remains firm that “it is unfair, unjust and inequitable for Orlu Zone, after holding on to power for 16 years, to continue to hold the same power again, particularly in the way and manner the governor is going about it.”
However, Okorocha on Wednesday, April 4, said some members of his party, in the Southeast region, were plotting for his ruin.
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The governor stated this through a release to newsmen in Owerri, by his chief press secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, in reaction to a statement credited to the director general of Voice of Nigeria, (VON) Osita Okechukwu that Okorocha has pitched APC against the Catholic Church.
The release read in part: “Mr. Okechukwu is one of those who have the erroneous feeling that the only way they can grow in APC is by attacking or pulling down Governor Rochas Okorocha. And the man has been doing it religiously without a response from us.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Okorocha had said he erected a huge statue in honour of South African president, Jacob Zuma, to attract investment to Imo state.
He said Zuma also met with businessmen at the Ikemba Ojukwu centre, including Leo Stan Ekeh of Zinox Computers, Pascal Dozie of Diamond Bank, chairman of Innoson Motors, and a host of others.
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