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Okorocha Emerged Governor Without Well Thought Out Policies – Former Aides



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A group, Forum of Former Governor Okorocha Political Appointees

(FOFOPA) says it has discovered that their former boss came into

governance without well thought out socio-economic policies and

programmes that could create job opportunities, guarantee sustainable

rural and urban development as well as revive the economy of the



In a statement signed by Hon. Ebere Uzoukwa and Uche Ogbuagu,

Secretary and Public Relations Officer, respectively, the group

maintained that any government without a blue-print clearly tailored

to promote effective partnership with the private sector and long-term

economic plan for job creation has definitely planned to fail.


“We, the former political appointees of His Excellency Owelle Rochas

Okorocha are deeply concerned with recent developments that relate to

the governance of Imo state. Recent developments have given us concern

on the sincerity of purpose of government which is an essential

ingredients in governance and further give credence to the allegation

that our former boss may have stepped into governance without

well-thought-out socio-economic policies and programmes designed to

create job opportunities, guarantee sustainable rural and urban

development as well as revive the state economy for the purpose of

attracting direct foreign investment,” the statement read in part.


The group admonished aspirants who have shown interest to take over

governance in 2015 to formulate a blue-print that can promote

effective partnership with the private sector and marshal out

long-term economic plan for job creation and job security, genuine

youth and women empowerment as well as provision of quality

health-care delivery.


“The reason is not far-fetched as government that has no plan has

already planned to fail. For us former political appointees, we have

resolved to be part of the democratic movement expected to enthrone a

government of an unquestionable sincerity and capacity that will

ultimately redefine governance in Imo state.”


The former political appointees congratulated ex- Special Assistant to

the Governor on Entertainment, Hon. Uhe Ogbuagu on his well-deserved

appointment as ‘United Nation Eminent Peace Ambassador’ by the World

Peace President, Prof. Long-John Smith, stressing that the award is a

clear testimony of his  commitment to the campaign for sustainable

public good and collective welfare of Imolites and Nigerians.


“We strongly believe that this award will ultimately implore him to

remain on the path of the truth, equity, justice, sincerity in the

campaign to democratically actualize a better Imo and Nigeria come



Recall that Hon. Uche Ogbuagu, the Chief Executive of Talkinson

International, promoters of several radio programmes in South East

zone and beyond was among eight personalities including Gov. Godswill

Akpabio who were recently conferred with the UN award at Uyo,

Akwa-Ibom state.



Ogbuagu was given UN-V/REG/WEB/NIR/573275 as his universal number

which qualifies him to all rights and privileges of a world peace

ambassador who can function in any part of the world with regards to

the declaration on the right of people to peace of UN resolutions.

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