Monday, December 19, 2016

Imo: Gov. Okorocha in Trouble For Putting Wife in Charge of 4 Ministries

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, is currently at the receiving end of harsh criticisms following his recent claim that his wife, Nkechi, was in control of at least four ministries in the state.

The governor made the revelation when the correspondents’ chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Imo State, recognized Nkechi with the “Most Outstanding Governor’s Wife Award” during the week in Owerri.

Reacting to his statement, Igbo National Council, INC, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha said Okorocha had succeeded in converting the state to his private property.

President of Igbo National Council, Comrade Chilos Godsent, said it amounted to ridicule of public office.

According to Godsent, “It is a reckless statement and it is very unethical to make such a statement in a public function. It ridicules the sensibility of the public. It indicates that it is a one man’s business.”

On his part, the Executive Director of Human Rights for Citizens Development, Comrade Ikechukwu, said the statement was crude.

“When I heard it, I was surprised and felt that some public officials don’t understand why they are in office. So, we must let them know they should be careful of whatever they say in office.

“What type of government do we have in this state? We want our public officials to know that they have a duty to provide us the necessary social amenities and not to just provide for themselves.”‎

Adding his voice, Chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Charles Ezekwem, said the administration was the private business of Okorocha.

A former speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Emeka Ihedioha, described it as an aberration.

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