Politics

The Imo State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress and it sister unions have advised the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to use the Paris Club Loan refund released to the state by the federal government to clear backlog of salary arrears owned workers , pensions and gratuities to the senior citizens of the state.

In apparent reply to Governor Okorocha’s claim that his government is not indebted to anybody, the former governorship aspirant in Imo State during the 2015 general elections under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Okey Theodore Ezeh, has said that Imo State under Rochas is heavily indebted to the tune of N110bn, stressing that by the end of 2015 Imo State’s “domestic debt was captured at N7174bn and external debt at $59.16m”.

A group under the aegis of All Progressives Congress Party Women leaders from Mbaitoli local government of Imo State has showered encomium on Governor Okorocha for his feat in the transformation of Imo State.

The APC women leaders led by Mrs. Emesibe Gladys made the commendation when they paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere earlier yesterday at his official residence in Owerri, the capital city of Imo State.

In what appeared like a swift move for a political empowerment, the People of Owerri zone have begun a move to make sure that the outgoing governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, hands over power to the zone in 2019.

Speaking shortly after his inauguration, the president of Olu Owerri Unity Association, Chief Martin Opara, said that discussions were in advanced stages with Okigwe and Orlu zones to make sure that a Governor of Owerri zone extraction becomes a reality in the next political dispensation.


The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere has called on Nigerians of dangers of getting used to any situation they find themselves, describing such trend as dangerous and retrogressive.

Prince Madumere made the call earlier today while speaking to the congregation of Chapel of Praise during a Special Mothers' Day Church service at his country home, Lake Malinda, Achi-Mbieri, Mbaitoli local government area of Imo State.