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The governor of Imo State Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said that what the Igbos need now is the Movement for the Economic Survival of Igbo People (MOESIP) and not any movement for the sovereign State of Biafra stating that leaders from other geo-Political Zones supporting the secession movement do not love the Igbos.

He also called for the revival of the Political relationship of the North with the Igbos. Read the full text of Governor Okorocha’s speech; 

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha of yesterday approved the immediate dissolution of his cabinet.
Also affected are the Transition Committee Chairmen of the twenty seven local government areas of the state.

In a statement signed by the Principal Secretary to Governor, Mr. Paschal Obi, the affected Commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants, Special Assistants and the Transition Committee Chairmen were directed to hand over to the most senior Civil Servants in their respective Ministries Departments and Agencies.

Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere has congratulated Nigerians on the auspicious occasion of 2017 Democracy Day celebration, calling for understanding and patience.
Prince Madumere's message was contained in a press release signed by his Special Assistant on Media, Uche Onwuchekwa.
Prince Madumere emphasized the importance of democratic rule in Socio-politico-economic development, saying that it gives people the freedom to express and discover themselves through sound policies, which are products of painstaking consultations, aggregation and harmonization of interests.

The senator representing Owerri Zone in the Senate, Distinguished Senator Samdaddy Anyanwu has charged the people of Owerri Zone not to lose hope in Nigeria's democracy despite the challenges facing the system of government in Nigeria.

He noted that while it is natural for disappointed expectations to lead to despair and anger, the people of Owerri Zone and indeed Nigerians should not give up because democracy remains the best form of government all over the world.

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers attacked the Imo State house of Assembly complex situated in Owerri, the state capital, carting away valuables, office equipment, electronics and other vital documents.
Our correspondent learnt that the latest attack was the third in 2017.