Okorocha: Confusion as Monarch Withdraws Ex-Governor's Chieftaincy Appointment

Okorocha: Confusion as Monarch Withdraws Ex-Governor's Chieftaincy Appointment

  • The Eselu of Iselu has Oba Ebenezer Akinyemi withdrawn and cancelled the installation of a recent appointment given to Rochas Okorocha
  • Okorocha, former Imo state governor was appointed as Otunba Asoludero of Iselu in Yewa North LGA of Ogun state
  • The traditional ruler revealed this in a letter addressed to the senator representing representing Imo West Senatorial district

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Ogun state - Oba Ebenezer Akinyemi, the Eselu of Iselu has reversed his appointment of former Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, as Otunba Asoludero of Iselu in Yewa North local government area of Ogun state.

Nigerian Tribune reports that the traditional ruler made this known in a letter addressed to the senator, however, he did not disclosed why the title was being withdrawn.

Rochas Okorocha
A monarch in Ogun state has withdrawn former governor Okorocha's chieftaincy appointment. Photo: Rochas Okorocha
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According to Oba Akinyemi, the withdrawal and the cancellation of the installation ceremony were not done out of hatred for Okorocha, but in the interest of peace and harmony, The Punch added.

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While urging the federal lawmaker to accept the development as an act of God, the traditional ruler advised Okorocha to keep assisting the needy and also not hesitate to help in developing Iselu community and Nigeria.

The installation ceremony for Okorocha as as Otunba Asoludero of Iselu based on his acceptance letter for the title was initally fixed for September 19.

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Meanwhile, Okorocha debunked unconfirmed claims that he is about to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The senator who spoke through his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, on Tuesday, July 13, alleged that the report is being spread by loyalists of Governor Hope Uzodinma who aim at using blackmail to force him out of the All Progressives Congress.

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The senator said the fake news was ill-timed because it came soon after he led other APC chieftains in Imo to the ruling party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

APC national leadership denies suspending Okorocha

In another development, the APC has denied reports that its National Working Committee (NWC) has suspended Okorocha.

In statement made available to Legit.ng, John James Akpanudoedehe, APC's spokesman, said for the record, the ruling party has no NWC at the moment.

Senator Akpanudoedehe noted that the viral report was forged by fifth columnists who intend to deceive the public.

Source: Legit.ng

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