The political parties in Nigeria are constantly striving to increase their popularity and political dominance across all geopolitical zones in the country. (Image Credit: Daily Post) The All Progressives Congress, APC and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP are the two prominent parties that has provided the country with good leaders for several years.
Rochas Okorocha, the former governor of Imo state, has advocated for one senator per state rather than the three that each state currently produces. On Monday, September 20, while speaking to the press in Abuja to commemorate his 59th birthday, Okorocha revealed this. However, the former governor stated that a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria should be paid more than N13 million per month.
(Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters) The recent comment made by the spokesperson of the Northern Elder's Forum, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed Bello has stirred many controversies in the country. Dr. Hakeem said the North inherited the leadership, of the country. He said the region has the numbers to win any election, and that the region won't be intimidated.
As the preparations for the 2023 elections continue to intensify, we expect to see a lot of political bigwigs in Nigeria declare their interests in various political positions. Photo credit: Pulse.ng Bearing this in mind, one practice that has shown its consistency in the sphere of Nigeria's politics is the possibility of Governors running for a senatorial office, following the end of their tenure.
The All Progressive Congress, APC in Imo State will proceed with its State Congress on October 16, where a new Chairman and members of the State Executives of the party will be elected. The congress is taking place amidst internal rancour in the party as squabbles between Governor Hope Uzodimma and his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha continues to fester.
As the month of September comes to an end, it's time to check out the popular Nigerians who celebrated their birthdays in the aforementioned month. 1. Rochas Okorocha: Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha who is a well known politician and senator in Nigeria celebrated his 59th birthday on the 22nd of September 2021.
By Maazi 2023 would be a deciding factor for many political heavyweights in Imo State, as it may signal their final retirement from political aspirations, to the background, where they may manage to become kingmakers. Two major political forces who run the risk of permanent retirement from political aspirations in the state, are the former governor of Imo State, and Senator representing Orlu zone, Senator Rochas Okorocha, alongside his political ally, the former senator from Okigwe zone, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume.
The seamless way Governor Hope Uzodimma is going about recovery of Imo State's property in the possession of the former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, is commendable and worthy of emulation. Little or no dust has been raised since the governor embarked on the recovery exercise.
The Senator representing Imo west senatorial district, Rochas Okorocha, has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot have a Congress in Imo state. Okorocha in a statement signed by his media aide, Sam Onwuemeodo, said the party congress cannot take place because there is a substantive judgement of the Appeal Court on the executives of APC .
Buhari Celebrates with Rochas Okorocha Photo Credit: Daily Post President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former Imo State Governor, and Senator Representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, on his 59th birthday. Buhari said he joins friends and family to celebrate the consummate entrepreneur and philanthropist, whose kindness cuts across Nigeria.
The absence of former Governor of Imo State and Senator who is, currently, representing Imo West Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, at the venue of the State Congress of Imo State Chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) raises concerns.
Video of the moment Rochas Okorocha Celebrated his 59th birthday has been generating different reactions on the internet since today. Photo credit: Google Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha is a Nigerian philanthropist and politician of Igbo extraction from Imo State. He is the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial district at the 9th Nigerian Senate.
Among the many Southeast politicians who have been speculated to compete for the right to succeed the president, Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, two (2) look increasing likely to get the needed support of the northern region if they decide to contest for the presidency. The reason for this cannot be overemphasized, considering the level of endorsements these 2 politicians have already received from the region in recent time.
The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has castigated the former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, over his remarks regarding the party's congress held last Saturday. The activity produced the whole state executive members led by McDonald Ebere, a strong supporter of the current governor, Hope Uzodimma, through consensus process.
The former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West senatorial district at the 9th senate, Sen. Rochas Okorocha, just called for reduction in cost of governance in Nigeria. Sen. Okorocha(guardian.ng) The national assembly of Nigeria has two chambers,the upper and lower chambers.
The former governor of Imo State and the Senator representing Imo West Senatorial Zone, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has revealed that he had never received salary as a lawmaker, since he became a Senator, over two years. Speaking further, he also revealed that even as a governor, he didn't draw salaries from the coffee of Imo State Government for the eight years he spent as the governor of Imo State.
Who Is Who awards and Magazine is set to honor Senator Rochas Okorocha as one of Nigeria’s notable philanthropists in its bid in recognizing top individuals who are positively impacting society and the country at large. The award organization has in the past awarded Nigeria’s Past President Goodluck Jonathan, Former Governor of Gombe State, Sen Danjuma Goje, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state, Prince Ned Nwoko, Amb Rachal Bakam, Chief Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana and other worthy Nigerians.
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Okorocha expresses worry, says killings must stop A former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has expressed displeasure over the continued killings by terrorists and other security challenges facing the country. He called on the perpetrators to stop and give peace a chance. He, therefore, charged Nigerians to support the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.
Former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Rochas Okorocha, said he has never received a dime from National Assembly as salary since he was elected over two years ago. Okorocha disclosed this while addressing members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), FCT Council in Abuja, also, Okorocha denied knowledge of how much, in particular, a Senator receives as basic salary or allowances every month.
The former Imo state governor voiced out his ideas about the need for the reduction in Nigeria legislature. Nigeria National Assembly is a bicameral legislature which entails of Federal senates and representatives with 109 and 360 members respectively. Senator Rochas Okorocha said this at a media parley with FCT chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalist(NUJ) on Monday.