The rift between former Governor of Imo state Senator Rochas Okorocha, and the incumbent Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, is not showing any sign of ending soon. The rift, which is arguable to have started during the build-up to the March 2019 Imo state governorship election, has persisted till today, despite Senator Hope Uzodinma’s emergence as the state’s Governor through a Supreme Court judgement.
Why The Absence Of Rochas At The Wedding Of President Buhari's Son, Could Affect His Chances In 2023
The Son of President Buhari, Yusuf, tied the knot in solemnization of his union between himself and the daughter of the Emir of Bichi, Emir Ado Bayaro and the Occasion was witness by dignitaries of different class as well as political foe and associate of the president.
The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently started seriously clamping down on suspected fraudsters all over the country. Recall that they had first conducted an investigation into Rochas Okorocha, who was later found guilty of fraud while he was still the governor of Imo state.
The former governor of Imo State (Rochas Okorocha) is among the top APC members in Nigeria and he is currently a senator in the National Assembly. (Rochas Okorocha. Credit: Afrikgist). However, Okorocha is among the politicians that speak about the things happening within the country.
Opinion: 2 APC Governors That May Likely Not Support Rochas In 2023 Despite Being In The Same Party.
Rochas Okorocha is the current senator representing Imo West senatorial district. He was the former governor of Imo State. Photo Credit: Rochas Page. Although, Rochas has not declared his intention to run for presidency in 2023 election but his body movement clearly shows that he may likely contest.
Several controversies marred the governorship of Rochas Okorocha, a two-term governor of Imo State and now a Senator representing Imo West in the Red Chambers. Many people's properties were allegedly revoked and cornered by the government. Many of these individuals and groups turned to the judiciary as the last hope of the common man and received favourable judgments, but the government at the time threw caution to the wind and ignored many of these rulings.
It is no longer news that the national caretaker secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Senator John Akpanudoehede recently stated that the 2023 presidential candidate of the APC will emerge through consensus. Photo Credit: Sun However, Senator Rochas Okorocha representing Imo West senatorial district is among the politicians whose body movement and actions reveal to be nurturing presidential ambition in the party.
Since the end of Imo Rescue Mission administration of Senator Rochas Okorocha, his predecessors have continued to recover some properties belonging to the state government, which are said to have been looted by the former Governor and his political appointees. Recall that not long ago the state government, led by Governor Hope Uzodinma, sealed Royal Palm Estate belonging to Rochas Okorocha’s wife, for allegedly being funded with government money.
It is not longer news that the All Progressives Congress, APC, has dismissed as fake a letter which claimed the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has been suspended from the party. Photo Credit: The Punch In fact, while reacting to the news, his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, had stated that nobody can chase Rochas out of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
It has been reported that former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has promised to build a university in President Buhari's village, Daura, in Katsina state. What makes this even more interesting is that the school will provide free accommodation for students, and students will not be required to pay tuition fees.
List of "illegally Acquired" Properties linked to Rochas that are Forfeited to Imo State Government.
In recent news, the court ordered the final forfeiture of properties said to be acquired through “illegal means” by Rochas Okorocha, ex-governor of Imo state. This order was made final following an interim order made by the court in February 2021 to enable Rochas Okorocha give concrete and verifiable reasons why a final and absolute forfeiture order should not be given in favour of the Imo State government.
The former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has urged all rich Nigerians to help Almajiris go to school. The Senator who is representing Imo West, has called on influential people in the country to help the Almajiris in accessing formal education. He said this will help in curbing insecurity that is ravaging the northern part of the country, as access to quality education is the solution and the most effective way out of the plague.
A recent report from Sahara Reporters which is currently circulating online has disclosed how the two-term former governor of Imo state and the Senator representing the good people of Imo West senatorial district, Sir Rochas Okorocha has pledged to build a tuition-free university in Daura, Katsina state the hometown of President Buhari.
Opinion: Rochas Okorocha's Plan to Build Islamic University in Daura is a Powerful Political Strategy
Even though Rochas Okorocha hasn't declared his intention to contest for the 2023 presidential elections, his body language indicates that he is interested in becoming the number one citizen of Nigeria. He has shown interest in the past for the top job, when he contested with other presidential candidates in the 2003 ANPP Presidential Primaries.
Rochas Okorocha's body language implies that he is interested in being Nigeria's number one citizen, despite the fact that he has not proclaimed his desire to run in the 2023 presidential elections. When he ran against other presidential candidates in the 2003 ANPP Presidential Primaries, he expressed an interest in the top office.
The Chieftaincy title given to Rochas Okorocha who was the former governor of Imo State and the current serving senator representing Imo West District has been withdrawn by the Eselu of Iselu Kingdom, Oba Akcancde. The Monarch through a letter he released today also suspended the building ceremony which was to be held on 19 September.
Today's Headlines: Rochas Wasted Public Funds On Substandard Projects -Imo Govt, Buhari Mourns Mantu
Photo Credit To Google Okorocha wasted public funds on substandard projects -Imo govt -. Photo Credit To The Punch Newspaper THE Imo State Government has accused the administration of former Governor Rochas Okorocha, of wasting public funds on substandard projects. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, said this in Owerri, on Monday.
A recent report by BBC News has stated that former governor of Imo state Mr. Ikedi Ohakim has left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Ikedi Ohakim served as governor of Imo state from 2007 to 2011 when he won the gubernatorial seat under the platform of Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA).
Oba Akintunde Akinyemi, the Eselu of Iselu Kingdom of Ogun State, has on Monday announced the withdrawal of the Chieftaincy title given to the former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. Photo credit: Google Recall that a few days ago, Senator Rochas was crowned as Otunba of Asoludero of Iselu kingdom by the first-class monarch.
Oba Akintunde Akinyemi the Eselu Of Iselu Kingdom has on Monday announced the withdrawal of Conferment of Otumba Asoludero Chieftaincy title on former Imo State governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha. The Installation Ceremony which was earlier scheduled to take place on 19th August , 2021, was also cancelled.