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Rochas Okorocha’s familiocracy plot for 2019

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha, who completes his second term in office in 2019, is also finalising plans for choosing his replacement, according to a well-placed Owerri source. Okorocha’s misrule has been described by comedian Uche Ogbuagu as a “familiocracy” and the governor is living up to that label by keeping everything, including his successor, in the family. The greedy …

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Rochas Okorocha’s land-grabbing “familiocracy”

Stand-up comedian Uche Ogbuagu infamously described Governor Rochas Okorocha’s misrule in Imo State as “familiocracy”, in reference to how the governor and his family have cornered the assets of the state. The worst example of these excesses involve Okorocha and his son-in-law Uche Nwosu, who is also the governor’s  Chief of Staff.  Both men are alleged to have been involved …

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Okorocha driving pensioners to penury

There were demonstrations across the Owerri, the Imo State capital yesterday, by pensioners angry at attempts by Governor Rochas Okorocha to shortchange them of arrears of pension owed. A source in Owerri informed Naijiant.com that the pensioners “blocked everywhere” in the city. The state government is said to owe many of them for up to 22 months. Despite receiving recently …

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