I Don’t Run A Family Government - Gov. Rochas Okorocha Says

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, has refuted claims that he runs a family government. Okorocha has been accused of running the affairs of the Imo state govt with only members of his family. The most recent accusation came when he appointed his younger sister, Ogechi Ololo, as the Commissioner for Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment in the state. 

Speaking when he received members of a support group, Rochas Mandate Movement, that held a rally  in his honor in Owerri, the state capital yesterday, December 15th, said that those behind the allegation have missed the point.

'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”

Speaking further, Okorocha said
“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. 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. 

Governor Okorocha refuted claims that he would be running for Senate or President in 2019.
“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”.
In her speech, the Coordinator of the group and Supervisory Commissioner for the Ministry of Happiness and Purpose Fulfillment, Ogechi Ololo, said the Movement will be poised to ensure that someone with the passion to develop the state like the governor will govern the state in 2019.

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