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Across section of politicians in Imo state have vowed to perpetually retire the outgoing governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha from active politics in Imo state, describing him as grievously greedy ruined by ego.

Across section of politicians in Imo state have vowed to perpetually retire the outgoing governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha from active politics in Imo state, describing him as grievously greedy ruined by ego.


Spokesman of the political class, Chief Emmanuel Ndukwe told Nigeria Moment in Owerri, yesterday Monday that what Rochas what the governor is suffering from now is political malnutrition, noting that what Okorocha had wished other politicians within and outside the state which is political irrelevance had befallen him. “Quote me, the law of karma and retributive justice is now upon the government of Imo state under governor Okorocha. According to him, the gods of Igbo land and spirit of the elders who he had so much desecrated had gone on revenge to the extent that even those the governor made were unrepentantly at war with him.
Ndukwe cited the case of the deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere, the two former secretaries to the government of Imo state, Jude Ejiogu and George Eche respectively, former commissioners, too many to mention with special reference to Dr. TOE Ekechi. The Amaifeke political leader recalled that when Rochas assumed office as number citizen of the state, he went haywire and announced how he would retire all political leaders and made them redundant to the extent that they would not have the capacity to convene mere ward meetings in their respective areas.
However, he posited that the reverse is now the case, adding that what happened to him in the APC were clear indications that the “great Babylon has fallen”, and nobody is an Ireland. He pointed out that those the governor touted that he has retired now resurrected and retired him, insisting that he would not even win the senatorial slot for Imo West district despite that he is running on the platform of the ruling party. Ndukwe opined that the grace of APC and the presidency has departed the governor and his team. Meanwhile for the fact of the unknown in 2019, Nigeria Moment authoritatively gathered that most of the property (ies) allegedly belonging to the Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha were undergoing rebgranding and renaming. The popular Lamornde hotel is how Willow hotels, while the Rochas Foundation at Okigwe road is now HIVE and many others.
 In a related development, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the three governors who were opposed to his conduct of party primaries in their states as behaving like drug addicts suffering from 'withdrawal symptoms'. Uche Nwosu, Chief of Staff to Imo state governor, had described the national chairman as a double-faced progressive who was merely thriving in ignorance. Also, Governor Ibikunle Amosun said Oshiomhole was foisting a broad-day electoral heist on the country. But speaking with journalists, the national chairman said the governors have been suddenly jolted by the new reality of a lack of access to substance. “At the heart of this challenge is the trauma of going through change. If you know of any addict, such as those who are addicted to alcohol or to drugs, there is what we call 'withdrawal symptom' when they cannot see it (drug) and you try to stop them from that habit they have been addicted to.
“Now, Nigerians are worried that we can have a democracy in which only a few kingpins dominate the polity and that party membership does not carry any weight. It is the so-called godfathers that anoint. You hear of the anointed. “You hear of godfather imposition. Now, my task as national chairman is to strenuously work to steer everything away from this heinous past which the PDP created, so it can be membership driven. “Those who have survived so far, courtesy of this kind of impunity, imposition, creating dynasties from their own privileged position to accept the logic of participatory democracy, or bottom-up approach, because nothing explains the frustration of these people, very few people, by the fact that they cannot understand how in a primary, whether direct or indirect, that the vote of a governor is only one and the vote of a sweeper in the governor's office or alakara (bean cake seller) who is a member of the APC, is also one.
''They cannot reconcile themselves with this reality. So, if you have 200 alakara, 300 sweepers voting for a candidate and you have one governor, two commissioners, five special advisers voting for another, the logic of our own preferred democracy is that this army of sweepers will defeat these powerful governors. ''So, they are not able to accept this ultimate logic of people-driven, people-based democracy and what I have simply done is to insist that having cautiously chosen change as our slogan, that change must begin with us. ''It must be reflected in what we do, how we do it and we should learn however frustrating, to reconcile ourselves with the reality that we are in a democracy,'' he said.

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