Okorocha, wife reject appointment of daughter into national board
Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha, and his wife, Nkechi, took a swipe on the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on Friday, describing the appointment of his second daughter, Mrs. Uju Rochas Anwuka, without his pre- knowledge, as suspicious and unfair.
In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, and made available to The Guardian, Okorocha said the appointment of his daughter into the board of the Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, was not done in good faith.
‘’The attention of the governor has been drawn to the publication listing one of the daughters, Mrs. Uju Rochas Anwuka as a member of the Board of the Federal College of Education (Tech), Omoku.
‘’And it is important to swiftly state, with every sense of concern, that the governor had read about the appointment like every other Nigerian because he was never consulted or briefed on the appointment and that is why the whole thing looks suspicious.
‘’To the governor, the appointment was obviously not done in good faith. Whoever was the brain behind the appointment did so out of unbridled mischief. Otherwise, the person behind the appointment would have had the courtesy of either informing the father or the mother.’’
According to him, his daughter does not need the job, therefore asking for the withdrawal of the appointment, stressing: ‘”The truth of the matter is that the governor’s daughter does not need the appointment.
The governor has therefore asked whoever was behind the appointment to withdraw it since the daughter would not have needed the appointment, even if he had not become governor.’’
The statement concludes: ‘’Indeed, the governor has the feeling that whoever was behind the appointment did it with something else at the back of his or her mind, otherwise the person would have acted well his or her part by informing him or the mother or even the daughter herself.‘’The daughter and the entire family reject the appointment.’’